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01 May 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government Should Prioritize Safety in Relocation Efforts

Brad Adams
Asia Director

01 May 2019 description

According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin-25 , the very severe cyclonic storm “FANI” (ECP:970 hPa) (pronunciation Foni) over west-central bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area and was centered about 1235 KM southwest of Chattogram port, 1190 km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1095 km southwest of Mongla port and 1100 km southwest of Payra port at 12noon today the 1st May 2019. It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/ northwesterly direction.

30 Apr 2019 description
report CARE

MAPUTO/DHAKA (April 30, 2019) — As Cyclone Fani approaches India and Bangladesh, CARE experts have warned that the increased occurrences of disasters in poorer countries is saddling millions of innocent people with the “debt of climate change.”

30 Apr 2019 description

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan. Key trends in the region include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and Myanmar; separatist violence in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines; and election-related protests and violence in India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

30 Apr 2019 description

THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” ECP: 970 hPa OVER WESTCENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING SOUTHWEST BAY AND SOUTHEAST BAY MOVED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS, INTENSIFIED FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA (LAT. 13.5°N, LONG. 84.5°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 09 PM TODAY (30 APRIL 2019)
ABOUT 1260 KM SOUTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 1210 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 1145 KM SOUTHWEST OF MONGLA PORT AND 1140 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER AND MOVE IN A NORTH /NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION.

30 Apr 2019 description

The situation

On 26 April 2019, a low-pressure system named Cyclone Fani, developed over the Indian Ocean and adjoining Bay of Bengal.

30 Apr 2019 description

The 2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya refugee response is only 17 per cent funded, as of 28 April 2019, with USD 160 million received against the overall needs of USD 920.5 million. Continued donor support through early disbursement of funds, is essential to agencies better plan interventions, allocate resources and provide consistent assistance to beneficiaries. JRP Partners are grateful for the ongoing and generous support from donors who have collectively contributed with over USD 1.13 billion since the beginning of the crisis on 25 August 2017

30 Apr 2019 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 28 Apr 2019): 665
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 28 Apr 2018): 9,370

Total arrivals 1 Apr - 28 Apr 2019: 141
Total arrivals 1 Apr - 28 Apr 2018: 3,074

Average daily arrivals in April 2019 so far: 5
Average daily arrivals in March 2019: 8

Dead and missing in 2019 - Central Med (as of 28 Apr) 255
Dead and missing in 2019 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 28 Apr) 402

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 28 Apr) 364
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 28 Apr) 590

30 Apr 2019 description

Two more refugees detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have been diagnosed with typhoid fever.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

29 Apr 2019 description
report World Vision

En 2018, le monde comptait plus de 25,4 millions de réfugiés.

La journée mondiale des réfugiés du 20 juin a pour objectif de commémorer et de rendre hommage aux personnes qui ont dû tout fuir pour avoir le droit de vivre en sécurité. Vision du Monde tient à rappeler qu’il est de notre responsabilité mondiale de leur venir en aide et de les protéger. En 2018, selon le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), le nombre de réfugiés était estimé à 25,4 millions, dont la moitié avait moins de 18 ans.

29 Apr 2019 description

2019: SEEKING LONGER -TERM SOLUTIONS TO THE CRISIS

WFP provides life -saving food and nutrition assistance to close to 880,000 refugees in Cox ’s Bazar, the world ’s largest refugee settlement. WFP also acts as a common service provider to ensure the best services are provided in the camps.

29 Apr 2019 description

Situation in Numbers

• 745,000 refugee arrivals since August 2017 • 15,247 refugee arrivals since January 2018 During March: 880,000 people were provided with nutritious food:

• 119,000 households were assisted with in-kind food;

• 69,000 households were assisted through the e-voucher.

Highlights

• WFP is finalizing the preparation of the Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) in collaboration with UNHCR to identify the needs of both refugees and host community members.

29 Apr 2019 description

Prepared by the Inter-Sector Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA WG) under the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG). GiHA WG is Co-Chaired by UN Women and UNHCR with Technical Support from Inter-Agency GENCAP.

Introduction

29 Apr 2019 description

During the monsoon, extensive riverbank spills and riverbank erosion are typical. Riverbank erosion mainly occurs due to the braided nature of rivers in Bangladesh, and is further aggravated by heavy rainfall, particularly upstream, and increased water flow. Most recently, due to climate change, the rate of riverbank erosion has drastically increased, resulting in sudden collapse of riverbanks and devastation of whole Unions and Upazilas.

28 Apr 2019 description

Asking for help was once taboo, but young refugee volunteers in Bangladesh are showing their peers how to speak up about their worries and sadnesses.

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – The camps have the size and complexity of a city, a city of refugees.

It is a city of 720,000 with problems and challenges peculiar to itself.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi sat watching a circle of 18 children, aged from 12 to 17, as they went through a choreographed structure of question-and-response, interspersed with dancing and exercises.