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14 Dec 2018 description

Civilians continue to be severely affected by ongoing armed conflict in Kachin and Shan states. This includes over 74,500 people who were temporarily displaced by conflict in 29 townships between January 2017 and 10 December 2018. In most cases this was short term displacement, with people returning to their places of origin within weeks or months. The UN estimates that there are now about 106,000 displaced people in camps and settlements in Kachin and northern Shan as a result of the armed conflict that resumed in 2011.

14 Dec 2018 description

In addition to the 9,247 people displaced in camps in northern Shan, almost 6,000 people have been forced to temporarily flee their homes due to violent conflict in the past three months.
Temporary displacement can last from a few days to several weeks. While most of the 6,000 have since returned home, many had been displaced multiple times, increasing psychological trauma, especially for elderly people and disrupting livelihoods and education. Landmines, constraints on access, gender-based violence and human rights abuses by parties to the conflict remain serious concerns.

14 Dec 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

70% funded

13 Dec 2018 description

This thematic bulletin on needs and services presents findings and recommendations based on Ground Truth Solutions’ (GTS) surveys conducted with 943 Rohingya in Bangladesh. The survey, carried out in October 2018, was administered in 24 collective sites in the Ukhia and Teknaf subdistricts. It is the second round of data collection, with the first taking place in July 2018. The goal is to use the views of affected people to inform humanitarian response and adjust programming accordingly.

13 Dec 2018 description

This thematic bulletin on safety and outlook presents findings and recommendations based on Ground Truth Solutions’ (GTS) surveys conducted with 943 Rohingya in Bangladesh. The survey, carried out in October 2018, was administered in 24 collective sites in the Ukhia and Teknaf subdistricts. It is the second round of data collection, with the first taking place in July 2018. The goal is to use the views of affected people to inform humanitarian response and adjust programming accordingly.

13 Dec 2018 description

This thematic bulletin on feedback and relationships presents findings and recommendations based on Ground Truth Solutions’ (GTS) surveys conducted with 943 Rohingya in Bangladesh. The survey, carried out in October 2018, was administered in 24 collective sites in the Ukhia and Teknaf subdistricts.

13 Dec 2018 description

IN THIS UPDATE:

  • Voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

  • Scaling-up distribution of eco-friendly cooking fuel

  • New bamboo treatment plant

  • ‘16 Days’ campaign against Gender-Based Violence

  • Refugee children observe Universal Children’s Day

  • World Toilet Day

  • Phase 2 Registration progress

  • Arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

13 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar authorities have launched an investigation into an apparent human-trafficking operation that recruits women as brides and surrogate mothers for Chinese men through advertisements on the streets of a major trading town on Myanmar’s border with China, an anti-trafficking official said.

Earlier this week, residents of Muse, a Myanmar border town in Shan state that serves as a trade hub between the two countries, reported seeing advertisements posted on lampposts and building walls.

13 Dec 2018 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

12 Dec 2018 description

Highlights:

  • Nearly 9 out of 10 displaced households were able to maintain or improve their food consumption to acceptable levels thanks to increased assistance levels and the transition to vouchers

  • During the monsoon season, displaced households resorted to negative livelihood coping such as borrowing money to buy food, selling food assistance, sending children to work, and increased the use of asset depletion strategies by spending savings and selling productive assets

12 Dec 2018 description
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December 12th, 2018 ― Doha: As part of Qatar's National Day 2018 celebrations, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is planning to launch four medical convoys to Bangladesh, Jordan, Somalia, and Sudan.

Overall, the convoys will treat up to 1,040 patients, at a total cost of $286,500 (more than QR 1 million). They are co-implemented by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medicine, and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

12 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • The 9th round of water quality surveillance in refugee settlements started from 26 November 2018 and planned to be completed by 12 December 2018.

  • Four days training on Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) was conducted from 26-29 November 2018.
    The training targeted health partners providing health services to GBV survivors in the Rohingya refugee camps.

  • Health sector completed the review of JRP projects in the online project system.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Over 178,000 children and caregivers have access to UNICEFsupported psycho-social programming through 2018 programming

• UNICEF has provided over 38,100 children 6-59 months and pregnant and breastfeeding women with micronutrient supplementation in 2018

• WASH support continues for over 51,667 people in Rakhine State with access to sufficient water

• Thus far this year, UNICEF Education programmes have provided emergency learning materials and recreation supplies for over 77,800 children.

11 Dec 2018 description

GENEVA (11 December 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed her dismay at the imprisonment of three ethnic Kachin activists for allegedly criticizing the Myanmar military during peaceful demonstrations in April.

“It is wholly unacceptable that Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau Jet have been sent to jail merely for making statements about the military’s actions,” said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee. “I am seriously concerned by the continual shrinking of the democratic space in Myanmar, and the culture of fear that now exists.”

11 Dec 2018 description

Overall, political violence decreased slightly while the number of reported demonstration remained static in the South and Southeast Asian regions last week. The key developments of the last week were ongoing fighting between both Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants and security forces in Afghanistan, a surge in cross-border violence between Indian and Pakistan, as well as a high number of reported fatalities arising from the West Papua National Liberation Army’s actions in Indonesia.

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).

IOM Italy

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018