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30 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks by Burmese security forces in 2017 and early 2018 damage nearly 40 percent of villages in northern Rakhine

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 232,000 people in Rakhine with emergency assistance in October

  • USG partners provide emergency food, health, nutrition, shelter, and WASH assistance to conflict-affected populations in Bangladesh and Burma

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Nov 2018 description

EUCPM activation

Following the outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on 25 August 2017, over 900 000 Rohingya people have taken refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

As the rainy season comes to an end, one of the main risks within the highly congested refugee camps will be the outbreak of fire.

30 Nov 2018 description

The rise of water level in Padma river during the first two weeks of last September caused major damage to the riverbank which led to collapse of embankments. In Naria and Zajira upazilas, an estimated 8,710 families or approximately 43,550 people have been displaced, all their houses were washed away.

29 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

South Asia has made substantial progress in reducing HIV risks and vulnerability among children, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers. In 2017, the estimated number of children under 5 years old newly diagnosed with HIV was 43 per cent lower than the comparable estimate in 2010 — a decline greater than the 35 per cent recorded globally. The estimated share of those aged 0–14 living with HIV who had been initiated on lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) was 73 per cent in 2017, an increase of nearly 50 percentage points from 2010.

Analysis

28 Nov 2018 description

Introduction: The Cash Working Group (CWG) of Cox’s Bazar supports implementing partners for smooth implementation of cash and market-based programming. It was observed that different agencies set up targeting criteria for CBI – based on their own/organizational perspectives. Some agencies don’t have any set criteria and select beneficiaries through a team discussion or and without consultation with other stakeholders.

28 Nov 2018 description

With hunger and obesity on the rise, a global forum aims to catalyze urgent action to end all forms of undernutrition by 2030

27/11/2018 Bangkok, Thailand With rising levels of global hunger putting the goal of ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 in serious jeopardy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have today launched a global conference aimed at urgently accelerating efforts to achieve Zero Hunger worldwide.

27 Nov 2018 description

Current major event

Chikungunya update: Sudan

Sudan has had a major outbreak of Chikungunya since July 2018. A total of 20,110 cases have been reported since the outbreak began. No new cases of the disease were reported during the week ending 11th November 2018.

Editorial note

27 Nov 2018 description

What is policy coherence?

Policy coherence is an approach to policymaking that integrates all relevant policy fields to achieve common policy outcomes by maximizing synergies and eliminating trade-offs. It ensures that the Government of a nation ‘pulls in the same direction’ across all stages of policymaking and implementation.

From the perspective of disaster risk reduction and resilience, policy coherence requires that policies address the following dimensions:

27 Nov 2018 description

Last week in Asia, overall levels of both organized violence and demonstrations declined across the South and Southeast Asia regions. Key developments include deadly suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a high number of rebel attacks across India, and separatist violence in southern Thailand.