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- ISCG Situation Update: Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Cox’s Bazar | 21 January 2018
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- ISCG Situation Update: Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Cox’s Bazar | 27 January 2018
Kate Nolan, MSF emergency coordinator in Bangladesh
Since 25 August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. They join tens of thousands of others who were fled there after previous periods of tension and violence in neighbouring Rakhine state, Myanmar. The thing I find most striking about this situation is its magnitude – the sheer number of people who have crossed the border in a short space of time, barely six months. In fact, people continue to arrive today.
International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.
In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
February 17th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical team to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to conduct the 12th edition of its annual cardiac catheterization programme for poor children with congenital heart problems.
This is the first of 23 medical missions planned by QRCS for 2018, including cardiac catheterization for children, open-heart surgery, eye camps, etc. These missions would cover 13 countries in Asia and Africa.
Elaine Hunter - Early childhood development writer
Child-friendly facilities make vulnerable youngsters feel secure - and help them to develop through play and learning.
They have fled conflict and witnessed brutal atrocities. But the battle to save Rohingya children has just begun.
Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise
Cox’s Bazar – When 10-year-old Ansarullah was asked to draw his dream and greatest wish, he drew a house.
So did almost every other of the 25 Rohingya refugee children who took part in a recent drawing activity session run by IOM’s psychosocial support team in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Children account for around 60 per cent of the 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh in the past six months.
900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar
1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
This week, IOM distributed 4,000 Upgrade Shelter Kits (USKs) — including materials and tools — to carry out shelter upgrades and household level site improvements such as soil stabilization, slope protection, and drainage improvements in Zones JJ, LL, SS and XX (Camps 8W, 9, 10, and 18).
341.1 M required for 2018
20.2 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements
320.9 M funding gap for South East Asia
All figures are displayed in USD
As of 10 February 2018, a total of 5 659 clinically suspected diphtheria cases have been reported.
The second diphtheria vaccination campaign ended on 10 February, with 391 678 children up to 15 years immunized.
301.8 M required for 2018
17.6 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements
284.2 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
This policy brief represents the first attempt to map the number of children living in conflict settings around the world. More than half of the world’s children live in a conflict-ridden country, and more worryingly, one in six children lives very close to a conflict zone – that is, less than 50 km from where the actual fighting takes place.
79 new cases of acute jaundice syndrome were reported with no deaths, bringing the total to 556 cases for 2018. The aetiology is still not well defined.
ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has restated the organization’s commitment to providing food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, in Rome on Monday, Beasley thanked her Government for its support to people fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Mega camp at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming monsoon season
Cologne/ Cox’s Bazar. Malteser International believes that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh may remain in the country for many years to come. “They have faced serious human rights violations. Their villages have been razed and burned down. Almost every refugee in the camp has lost a relative,” says Cordula Wasser, Asia Team Leader at Malteser International. The massive mega camp will also be at risk from flooding and mudslides when the monsoon season comes.