Appeals & Response Plans
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak - Dec 2017
- Bangladesh: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015
- Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
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- Two Days of Heavy Rain Hit Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps – Over 31,000 at High Risk from Flooding, Landslides
- IOM Bangladesh: Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Response - External Update, 8 - 14 June 2018
- Powerful monsoon rains hit Rohingya refugee camps, raising risks for thousands of children
- Preventive, contingency measures reinforced as monsoon sets in Cox’s Bazar
- EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and UNICEF have teamed up to provide more protection for nearly 42,000 children, adolescents and young women in the Cox’s Bazar area of south-eastern Bangladesh
Pasture woes and conflict’s damage to livestock trade pushes up hunger among West Africa’s pastoralists
7 June 2018, Rome - Global food supply conditions remain broadly ample, but conflicts continue to acutely aggravate and prolong severe food insecurity. Adverse local weather conditions have also raised the number of countries requiring external assistance for food, according to FAO's new Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 36.45 million Swiss francs, increased from 33.5 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 some 200,000 people for 30 months. This operation focuses on the following: shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as migration related services and advocacy.
200,000 individuals at risk of landslides/floods in camps (25,000 at very high-risk).
883 community facilities are estimated to be at risk of landslides/floods.
21,012 refugees relocated due to risk of landslide or flooding as part of mitigation efforts.
The entire refugee population in camps (724,837refugees in Ukhia and 182,816 refugees in Teknaf) lack access to structures that are safe in high winds or cyclones.
NAY PYI TAW/GENEVA/NEW YORK (06 Jun 2018) - UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN Development Programme, signed today in Nay Pyi Taw a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).
170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.
For week 22, 116 weekly reports were received by Tuesday of the following week, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.
Sweden Ambassador Ms Charlotta Schlyter and Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation, Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, Ms Anne-Charlotte Malm visited Deluti Union Parishad of Paikgacha Upazila in Khulna District on 01 June 2018 to see the initiative of Gender Responsive Climate Change Adaptation.
The visiting team also included Mr. Göran Schill, Controller, Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, Mr. Reazul Islam, Controller, Swedish Embassy in Dhaka and representatives from UNDP.
Overview of Hazard Incidents in May 2018
In May 2018, 6 hazard incidents took place among which 2 were manmade (fire, boat-capsize) and 4 were natural (lightning, heavy rainfall, Landslide and Nor’wester). The frequency of hazards are quite high in number and their impacts took lives of about 127 persons.
• About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk.
• Since February 2018, about 7 624 newborns have received BCG vaccine.
• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the understanding reached between UN agencies and Myanmar on creating conditions that would allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to voluntarily and safely return to their homes in the country’s Rakhine province.
6 JUNE 2018
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
New York, NY - 06/06/2018
WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS
The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial of food and healthcare. All of them deliberate and horrific.
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.
Interconnectedness of Gender, Age and Disability Issues in Rohingya Refugee Response
15 times EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.
• EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental disasters, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of a natural disaster.
• DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.
• DG ECHO's collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 50% of all JEU missions since 2016.
The vast majority of those returned to Turkey are nationals from countries other than Syria. The majority are Pakistani nationals (40 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 17 per cent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.
In total, 284 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 26 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.
The most critical season for rains and floods has started, leaving Rohingya refugees and local communities residing in and around camps in Bangladesh at risk of landslides and waterborne diseases such as cholera.
June, July and August are the most critical months for rains and floods in Bangladesh.In the camps in Cox’s Bazar, 200,000 refugees from Myanmar are at risk of being affected by landslides and floods with 25,000 at very high risk, according to the Inter Sector Coordination Group(ISCG).