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02 May 2019 description

**Hyderabad, May 1, 2019: **Over 100 participants from eight South and South-East Asian countries attended today the “Regional Workshop on Fall Armyworm Management in Asia” organized in Hyderabad. ** **The Fall Armyworm (FAW) is one of the most destructive crop pests and has invaded crops in India and other countries in the region including Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

02 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WHO Cox’s Bazar has undertaken a rapid review of the current Sexual and Reproductive Health(SRH), Mother and Child Health (MCH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services landscape.

• The Health Sector Cyclone Season Contingency Plan 2019 for Cox’s Bazar is updated now.

• A ‘’Non-communicable Diseases(NCD) Core Group” is being formed to serve as a common platform for health partners to take related activities forward.

01 May 2019 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 51 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 260,000 people in Cox’s Bazar until 30 June 2020.

01 May 2019 description

THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” ECP: 970 hPa OVER WESTCENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING AREA MOVED NORTHWARDS FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA (LAT. 14.8°N, LONG. 83.9°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 06 PM TODAY (1ST MAY 2019) ABOUT 1205 KM SOUTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 1160 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 1060 KM SOUTHWEST OF MONGLA PORT AND 1070 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER AND MOVE IN A NORTH /NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION.

01 May 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Cyclone Idai: Media monitoring

Latest incidents affecting response efforts

From 21 to 31 March 2019 Insecurity Insight partnered with Standby Task Force, a global network of digital humanitarians, to monitor local news and social media sources in the aftermath of the Cyclone Idai to see if these sources can provide useful insights on the security context for aid agencies. This Monthly News Brief starts with the information from this special monitoring before covering all other countries with information from main stream media.

01 May 2019 description
report Xchange

In March 2019, Xchange returned to Bangladesh to conduct a survey with Rohingya refugees living in protracted displacement. - This is what we found.

INTRODUCTION

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.

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