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21 Jun 2018 description

Heavy rainfall recorded in northeastern Bangladesh since 12 June exacerbated by a sudden increase of river water levels due to upstream flooding in India resulted in severe flooding in Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts. Flooding affected the majority of upazilas in both districts, leading to severe infrastructure damage and acute needs.

Over 2,000,000 people live in the most affected upazilas. At least 250,000 of them have been affected, and over 12,000 reside in temporary shelters in Moulvibazar. An estimated 570,000 people have also been affected in Sylhet.

21 Jun 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

21 Jun 2018 description

On World Refugee Day, Amnesty International calls on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District as they face severe monsoon weather.

More than 200,000 Rohingya refugees are at risk of landslides and floods during the current monsoon season, according to the United Nations. Over the past five weeks, more than 28,000 people have been affected as 133 landslides have damaged more than 3,000 shelters.

20 Jun 2018 description

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20 Jun 2018 description
report Plan International

In August 2017 the long-running crisis involving the persecution of the Rohingya community in Myanmar escalated after an outbreak of violence in Rakhine State. Almost a million Rohingya were forced to flee Myanmar and now live in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh. Lives have been shattered and this report, the first to do so, focuses particularly on the lives and experiences of adolescent girls.

20 Jun 2018 description

During the week of Eid, overall levels of political violence decreased by 45% in South and Southeast Asia. The decrease in political violence was caused by a significant drop in reported events from Afghanistan (minus 52%) and Pakistan (minus 74%) – two high activity countries which also have a majority Muslim population – while violence levels remained static in India, including the majority Muslim state of Jammu & Kashmir.

20 Jun 2018 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Flood, June 2018

Rise of water levels in all rivers in the northeastern part of the country due to heavy rainfalls started from June 12, 2018 as well as water flow from the upstream hills have led to the inundation of low-lying areas of 14 upazilas under Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts. It has created a situation of disruption in normal lives of the people.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and violence as well as protests and other events affecting the delivery of and access to healthcare. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

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Occupied Palestinian Territories

20 Jun 2018 description

Today is World Refugee Day. A day to remind world leaders that they should fight the root causes of displacement – instead of fighting to keep refugees and asylum seekers out of their countries. That is the message from the Danish Refugee Council's, Secretary General, Christian Friis Bach on June 20.

Message from Christian Friis Bach:

20 Jun 2018 description

Joint media release

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP

  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Today on World Refugee Day we announce the Australian Government will provide additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

The UN estimates that more than 900,000 Rohingya are now living in Cox's Bazar, including more than 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar since August 2017.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Executive Summary

Concern’s commitment to leaving no one behind has increasingly taken the organisation to fragile contexts, where the devastating consequences of conflict and resulting levels of human suffering have soared in recent years. Displacement is a defining characteristic of modern conflict: by the end of 2016, over 65 million people were displaced by persecution, conflict and violence.

20 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 4 soil stabilisation activities totalling about 150m and 6 interventions in different locations took place this week with 400 CFW.

  • 2 bamboo bridges totalling about 70m were built as part of Repair and Recovery activities.

  • 10 MSUs in use and 6 to be handed over to the Log Sector at Madhu Chara Logistics Hub.

20 Jun 2018 description

By Sharman Stone

After her son’s murder, Miriam* finally fled her village in Myanmar’s conflict-ravaged Rakhine State. Even as Miriam escaped, the few precious belongings she could grab were snatched from her, and she recalls how she was forced to drink water from bamboo to survive the long trek to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Of the nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees that have crossed into Bangladesh since August 2017, well over half are women and girls, and many, like Miriam, have reported grave human rights abuses.