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09 Jun 2018 description

Humanitarian crises are increasingly affecting urban areas either directly, through civil conflict, hazards such as flooding or earthquakes, urban violence or outbreaks of disease, or indirectly, through hosting people fleeing these threats. The humanitarian sector has been slow to understand how the challenges and opportunities of working in urban spaces necessitate changes in how they operate. For agencies used to working in rural contexts, the dynamism of the city, with its reliance on markets, complex systems and intricate logistics, can be a daunting challenge.

09 Jun 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend.

  • The major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region are in falling trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue falling in next 72 hours.

  • The major rivers of Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region may fall in next 24 hours.

08 Jun 2018 description

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Amidst intensifying monsoon season in Bangladesh, a team of Red Cross and Red Crescent medical personnel are working hard through fair skies and stormy weather to bring health and maternal care for people living in camps in Cox’s Bazar.

08 Jun 2018 description

Cindy Huang, Co-Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy and Senior Policy Fellow

08 Jun 2018 description

In many ways, 2017 was a special year seen through the lenses of mental health and psychosocial support in the IFRC. International attention has never been so strongly focused on psychosocial support at field level, in research and at policy level.

In severe crises, such as the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the Rakhine crisis and the protracted crisis in Libya, mental health and psychosocial support is repeatedly mentioned as being key elements in the overall response.

08 Jun 2018 description

Contents

329 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2018 – conclusions and recommendations

Sommaire

329 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, avril 2018 – conclusions et recommandations

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

08 Jun 2018 description

The monsoon is beginning in Bangladesh. In Cox’s Bazar, almost a million people fleeing from violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are living in fragile shelters. There has been no shortage of political initiatives to fashion a safe return home for these communities from Rakhine that crossed the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, but that is unlikely to happen before this monsoon season. So how will people endure the oncoming monsoon season and potential storms?

08 Jun 2018 description
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Situation Report
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Data Summary

Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven an estimated 702,160 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Generations of statelessness imposed vulnerabilities on these people even before the severe traumas of this most recent crisis. The people and Government of Bangladesh welcomed them with resounding generosity and open borders. The speed and scale of the influx was nonetheless a challenge, and the humanitarian community stepped up its support to help mitigate a critical humanitarian emergency.

08 Jun 2018 description

GENEVA (6 June 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the alleged extra-judicial killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh and urged the authorities to ensure that these serious human rights violations are immediately halted and perpetrators brought to justice.

07 Jun 2018 description

702,000
New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

915,00
Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million
People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

07 Jun 2018 description

Refugees International (RI) notes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Development Program with the Government of Myanmar which would allow the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. However, RI is deeply concerned that continued impunity, restricted access to aid, and denial of basic human rights in Myanmar’s Rakhine State make repatriation a distant reality at this time.

07 Jun 2018 description

The main objectives of this report are to (i) assess the current state-of-the-art tools and operational practices in tropical cyclone and storm surge forecasting, (ii) assess existing operational practices at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) and regionally, and (iii) propose recommendations for improvements in the lead times of tropical cyclone forecasts for Bangladesh.