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15 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Women, everywhere, have had enough. Around the world, they are saying #metoo, no longer willing to suffer sexual harassment in silence. In cities across Bangladesh, sexual harassment against women is a daily reality. A project implemented by the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) and UN Women in four major universities is engaging male and female students, as well as teachers, to challenge gender stereotypes, speak out and learn how to prevent sexual harassment.

15 Nov 2017 description

Since the start of violence in Rakhine State, over half a million people have fled Myanmar. To respond to this humanitarian emergency, IOM is delivering health care, including reproductive health services.

IOM provides maternal and newborn care services in 11 IOM-supported clinics, including facility-based delivery services in Kutupalong and Leda, as well as basic emergency obstetric and newborn care in Leda.

15 Nov 2017 description

MANILA — The failure of ASEAN leaders to confront the root causes of the ongoing crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State constitutes a blow to the regional bloc’s credibility, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today, following the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila.

14 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Bill Frelick
-Director, Refugee Rights Program-

Leaders at Asia Summit Skirt Around Burma Crisis

14 Nov 2017 description
report Theirworld

About 40,000 children have crossed the border into Bangladesh alone - they and many others are at risk of trafficking, child labour and early marriage.

Schools and safe spaces are helping thousands of Rohingya refugee children cope with the trauma of fleeing from their homes in Myanmar.

There they can draw, sing and play in a secure setting in one of the overcrowded camps along the border in Bangladesh.

14 Nov 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar – Human trafficking and exploitation are rife among Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, according to interviews and community focus groups conducted in the district’s makeshift settlements by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

Over 617,000 Rohingya refugees have settled in Cox’s Bazar since 25 August, but exploitation of the Rohingya population in the district has been occurring since well before this most recent influx of people.

14 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 157,020 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 12 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 341,215 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (13 November) Italy’s Ministry of Interior has registered 114,606 migrants arriving by sea so far, this year, which is down from 164,872 at this time in 2016. That is a 30.5 per cent drop-off over last year’s totals at this time.

14 Nov 2017 description

Introduction

1.1 Severe acute malnutrition in Bangladesh

Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is an important cause of death in children. SAM affects nearly 20 million pre-school age children, mostly from African and South East Asian region. Malnutrition contributes 8 million deaths in children under five years of age worldwide (WHO 2013). Overall risk of death among children with SAM is 9 times more that of well-nourished children (2).

14 Nov 2017 description

Improving the safety, health, and dignity of the most at risk groups of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar is a criƟcal component of IOM’s response. IdenƟfying vulnerabiliƟes and addressing them in a safe, ethical, and Ɵmely manner is a vital component of IOM’s response to the influx in Bangladesh.

IOM is ensuring that Rohingya refugees have safe and Ɵmely access to specialized support through the direct provision of services, with a focus on specialized services for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

14 Nov 2017 description

DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:

  • 1,002 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA CHARTERED FLIGHTS

  • 82 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

14 Nov 2017 description

618,000 new arrivals are reported as of 14 November, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM).

As noted, ISCG sitrep update reports figures verified by IOM NPM, which is a comprehensive community level assessment covering all sites in Cox’s Bazar where Rohingya refugees are present. In parallel, the RRRC/UNHCR Family Counting exercise is ongoing at household level, with a view to be completed by the end of November. These processes will then reconcile.

14 Nov 2017 description

Eight of Australia’s major humanitarian organisations have issued a joint plea for urgent funds to help more than a million people who have fled extreme violence in Myanmar.

The new initiative is a reflection of the severity of the situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh—the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

The mass movement of people to the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh has become increasingly desperate.

14 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

International Inquiry, Accountability Needed for Justice for Rohingya Show More Services