Appeals & Response Plans
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak - Dec 2017
- Bangladesh: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015
- Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- IOM starts distribution of 10,000 household kits to Bangladeshi families in Cox’s Bazar
- Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Bi-Weekly Situation Report #1, 17 January 2019
- UNHCR South East Asia: 2019 Funding Update (as of 17 January 2019)
- Climate Change-Induced Salinity Affecting Soil Across Coastal Bangladesh
- Bangladesh: UN human rights experts alarmed by violence ahead of election
At the start of 2019, there was a slight decline in the overall levels of political violence and protest in South and Southeast Asia from late 2018. Still, the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 was marked by large-scale political violence during the Bangladesh general elections, a significant increase in battles between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in Myanmar, and a spate of bombings in southern Thailand tied to the separatist conflict.
Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.
Arun Bhakta Shrestha
12,464 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 2.9 m cash-based transfers made
US$ 199 m total confirmed contribution for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response
US$ 43.01 m six months (Dec 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements for CSP of which US$
38.83 m is for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response
1.3 m people assisted in November 2018
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
05 November 2018: The Burundian government announced that 25 INGOs who had their registration suspended on 16 September 2018 for not complying with Burundian law, are now re-registered.
Meanwhile, the registration of 11 others are still not registered for action. Source: Radio Tèlèvision Nationale du Burundi
Caitlin Wake and John Bryant
REPORT BY ABIGAEL N NYUKURI, BANGLADESH NUTRITION CLUSTER COORDINATOR 26TH DECEMBER 2018
Chittagonian and Rohingya:
So near and yet so far
At the start of every TWB language training, the attendees are given a worksheet with five images – a dog, window, pregnant woman, mountain, and a child. The worksheet is not just an ice-breaker exercise; their task is to identify the names of the images in Bangla, Chittagonian (also known as Chatgaya), and Rohingya. They start by whispering to each other quietly, but in a matter of minutes, loud debates erupt.
“That’s not how you say dog in Chittagonian!”
Minhaj Uddin Ahmed explains how UNHCR has stepped up efforts in Bangladesh to address the massive water and sanitation needs of Rohingya refugees and their hosts.
By Caroline Gluck | 04 January 2019
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Date: 4 January 2019
IN THIS UPDATE:
Community Outreach Members: One Year in Action
Rohingya students, parents and teachers participate in education fair
UNHCR to install 1,000 solar street lights
Phase 2 registration/ verification exercise
UNHCR and its protection partners plan to strengthen the field capacity of partners and refugee mobilisers, and promote sustainable interventions and community resilience in 2019.
Donations collected as a part of the “Protect Rohingya” aid campaign initiated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) continue to be the hope of the Rohingya refugees.
Regular food aid distributed to Rohingya refugees who found shelter in Bangladesh in the aftermath of systematic massacre in Myanmar continues.
2.000 food baskets were distributed in the refugee camp no. 10 located in Kutupalong-Balukhali Refugee camp on December 30, 2018. The total of food baskets distributed in the area reached 24.000 with the last distribution.
The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (39 percent of total). Syrians constitute 19 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Bangladeshis.
In total, 337 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 36 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.
Overview of Hazard Incidents in December, 2018
Fire was the only hazard in December with 16 incidents which took place in six districts correspondingly Dhaka, Gazipur, Chattogram, Narayanganj, Habiganj and Nilphamari. Among these, Dhaka faced the highest frequency of fire (five incidents). Due to the incidents of fire, four persons were killed and 14 were injured. Also, four cows were killed along with seven cattle houses were burnt with a loss of BDT 800,000.