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24 Jan 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Two months ago, the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed on an arrangement for the voluntary return to Myanmar of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees currently living in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh. The bilateral arrangement outlines important commitments by both governments to ensuring the voluntary and safe return of refugees to their places of origin in Myanmar.

23 Jan 2018 description

In brief: The Logistics Emergency Teams

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) comprises four global logistics and transportation companies: UPS, A.P. Moeller Maersk, Agility and DP World.

The LET partnership is facilitated by the World Economic Forum since 2005 and it is now entering its twelfth year.

23 Jan 2018 description

SECTOR OBJECTIVES

  • Boys and girls under five and PLW have access to early identification and life saving treatment for acute malnutrition in affected areas for a period of 6 months.

  • Boys and girls under five, PLW and adolescent girls have access to nutrition services for prevention of acute malnutrition in affected areas for a period of 6 months..

  • Strengthen Nutrition Sector coordination for effective nutrition emergency response planning, implementation, monitoring and capacity building of partners.

23 Jan 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Two months ago, the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed on an arrangement for the voluntary return to Myanmar of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees currently living in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh. The bilateral arrangement outlines important commitments by both governments to ensuring the voluntary and safe return of refugees to their places of origin in Myanmar.

23 Jan 2018 description

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 23rd January, 2018 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates has provided support to the Malaysian-Saudi-Emirati Field Hospital in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

23 Jan 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE doctors have treated over 9,000 children and elderly patients among Rohingya refugees at the Zayed Humanitarian Field Hospital in the Cox Bazaar area of Bangladesh since it began operating in September 2017.

23 Jan 2018 description

Sharjah, 22nd January, 2018 (WAM) -- Bee’ah, Sharjah’s award-winning environmental management company, has contributed AED500,000 to The Big Heart Foundation’s, TBHF, relief efforts for Rohingya refugees. The announcement follows a recent visit by Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, to Bangladesh as part of a UAE delegation led by TBHF.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Repatriated Rohingya Would Face Abuse, Insecurity, Aid Shortages

22 Jan 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 21 Jan 2018): 2,733
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 21 Jan 2017): 2,391
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 21 Jan 2018 2,733
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 21 Jan 2017 2,391
Average daily arrivals in January 2018 so far: 130
Average daily arrivals in December 2017: 75
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 21 Jan) 184
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 21 Jan) 234
Dead and missing in 2017 3,119

22 Jan 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact
Erin Taylor
(267) 250-8829

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 4, 2018)— New figures reveal that more than 48,000 Rohingya babies are expected to be born in Bangladesh this year, beginning their lives in refugee camps and makeshift settlements where families rely on food rations to survive and live in flimsy tents made of plastic and bamboo.

Few of these babies will be born in health facilities, and from day one will be at an increased risk ofgetting sick, suffering malnutrition and therefore dying before the age of five, warns Save the Children.

22 Jan 2018 description

Preface

Floods are amongst the most damaging and recurrent of all disasters.

Data reveals that floods are at the top of the list of disasters that should worry us, defying our perceptions about most dangerous disasters that are often based around the more media savvy earthquakes. Additionally, floods are morphing into new and even more devastating forms in recent years.

22 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision

• World Vision raises alarm for significant child refugee psychological distress in Bangladesh

• World Vision warns of “mental health iceberg” with child refugees

• World Vision highlights donor funds are inadequate to address psychosocial needs

22 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Over 174 000 asylum seekers and refugees currently living in:
Thailand (over 7 600)
Malaysia (150 000)
Indonesia (18 000)
EU humanitarian aid: €2.1 million (in 2016 & 2017)

Introduction

22 Jan 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

The alert level for the Mayon Volcano has been raised to Level-4 due to increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and explosions. The volcano spewed a 10-kilometer high ash column on 22 January, with authorities warning of an imminent hazardous eruption, possibly within days. The eruption resulted in moderate to heavy ash fall, with low-visibility reported in the towns of Guinobatan, Camalig, and Ligao located to the southwest of the volcano.

21 Jan 2018 description

688,000 new arrivals are reported as of 21 January, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Baseline survey prior to Round 8. The full dataset can be found here. The increase in the number is not as a result of a significant influx, but due to strengthened assessments.