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21 Nov 2017 description

622,000: Cumulative arrivals since 25 August
341,000: Arrivals in Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site
235,000: Arrivals in other settlements and camps
46,000: Arrivals in host communities

622,000 new arrivals are reported as of 20 November, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM).

21 Nov 2017 description
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3,250 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 15 November 2017)

1,151 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 November, including 54 vacant places)

2,121 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 November 2017) including:

21 Nov 2017 description
report Norwegian Capacity

“The crisis facing 800,000 refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar today is alarming, but we’re on the brink of a large-scale health catastrophe if the situation isn’t turned around,” warned Benedicte Giæver, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment roster, NORCAP.

21 Nov 2017 description

Actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis in Bangladesh to mark UN’s Universal Children’s day, 20th November 2017

20 November 2017

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21 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

The European Union remains a strong and committed supporter of Myanmar/Burma’s democratic transition.

The humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine State remains extremely serious. The EU reiterates its call for the immediate end of all violence and the establishment of non-discriminatory rule of law and civilian administration in Rakhine State. The restoration of humanitarian access for the United Nations and international aid agencies is critical. Conditions for voluntary, safe and dignified return to their places of origin have to be put in place.

20 Nov 2017 description

Context

Since 25 August, more than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Their arrival comes on top of hundreds of thousands more Rohingya who arrived in previous years and were already living in difficult conditions.

20 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

The EU will continue to lead the work of the donor community for the Rohingya refugees because we believe that human dignity and peoples’ lives have to be protected, said Mogherini.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 620,000 newly arrived refugees since 25 August 2017.

20 Nov 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Nov 2017): 114,532
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Nov 2016): 168,191
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 19 Nov 2017: 3,135
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 19 Nov 2016: 8,764
Average daily arrivals in November 2017 so far: 165
Average daily arrivals in October 2017: 183
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 19 Nov) 2,992
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 19 Nov) 4,655
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

Background

WFP is co-chairing, together with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), the Logistics Sector in Bangladesh. WFP, as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, is also coordinating the Logistics Sector in Cox’s Bazar to support the logistics needs of the entire humanitarian community.

20 Nov 2017 description

127.9 M required for 2017

53.1 M contributions received, representing 41% of requirements

74.8 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation