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09 Feb 2018 description
  • 900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar District

  • 688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

  • 1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

09 Feb 2018 description
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ACT members ICCO Cooperation and Kerk in Actie (KiA) provided emergency food and seeds so that islanders could replant their food crops and restart their lives

09 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – As fears mount for the safety of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh ahead of the impending monsoon season, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a major roll out of materials to help 120,000 households in camps and local communities make vital improvements to their shelters.

08 Feb 2018 description

With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.

08 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) is assisting the Communicating with Communities (CwC) Working Group with initiatives to complement the existing set up of the information centres in refugee camps and to expand the coverage of a community radio in Teknaf.

  • As part of the Joint Response Plan (JRP) exercise, the ETS identified its priorities for 2018 and revised its funding requirements accordingly.

08 Feb 2018 description

COX’S BAZAR, 7th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Zayed Humanitarian Hospital has launched an advanced unit to treat children in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, under the supervision of a UAE-Bangladeshi voluntary medical team and as part of a joint initiative led by the Zayed Giving Initiative.

The unit aims to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for refugee children, through its specialist medical staff and advanced medical equipment, which will be used for the first time in Rohingya refugee camps.

08 Feb 2018 description

The Myanmar security forces’ devastating campaign against the Rohingya population in northern Rakhine State is far from over, Amnesty International said today, as it published new evidence of ongoing violations that have forced hundreds more people to flee in recent weeks.

07 Feb 2018 description

More than one million Muslim Rohingya forced to flee from Myanmar now live in camps in south-eastern Bangladesh. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2018, Crisis Group urges the EU and its member states to increase funding for refugee assistance and use diplomatic leverage to find a compromise on the issue of refugee repatriation.

07 Feb 2018 description

Total requirements: $23.18 B

People in need: 137.0 M

People to receive aid: 94.0 M

Countries affected: 26

07 Feb 2018 description

Climate change affects food-insecure people the most. Many of them live in countries that are prone to extreme weather events and face high levels of environmental degradation. It is estimated that by 2050 the risks of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by 20 percent.
Climate disasters such as droughts, storms and floods will act as some of the driving forces behind these increases.

07 Feb 2018 description
  • 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
  • 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
  • 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Developments
Countries of first arrival

07 Feb 2018 description
  • 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
  • 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
  • 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Highlights

07 Feb 2018 description

Going shelter to shelter in Bangladesh camps, volunteer community health workers help ensure refugees get access to medical services and treatment.

By Caroline Gluck | 07 February 2018

NAYAPARA CAMP, Bangladesh – A community health refugee volunteer, Zafor Hossein knew the signs and symptoms of diphtheria to look out for as he went from shelter to shelter in this sprawling refugee settlement - then one 17-year-old girl caught his eye.

07 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 03 February 2018, a total of 5 253 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria were reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign is ongoing, targeting 208 914 Rohingya refugees aged 6 weeks to 15 years

SITUATION OVERVIEW

06 Feb 2018 description

Children are the first victims of the conflicts that continue to engulf many countries. With violence and natural disasters likely to cause acute humanitarian needs this year, what are the three major challenges facing us in 2018?

Monsoon rains threaten the Rohingya