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23 Sep 2017 description

Flood condition of Chindwin River

According to the (10:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water levels of Chindwin River have exceeded by about (½) foot at Minkin and about (1)inch at Monywa above their respective danger levels. The water levels may fall each at Minkin during the next (1) day and Monywa during the next (2) days below their respective danger levels.

Flood condition of Myittha River

22 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 20 September 2017. The next report will be issued on 22 Sept.

Highlights

22 Sep 2017 description

In the last three weeks, nearly 430,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Refugees have arrived exhausted, hungry and traumatized by their weeks-long ordeal. Some have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, fire and landmines. Thousands paid extortionate fees to make risky crossings from Myanmar in small boats, and dozens of people reportedly drowned as a number of overcrowded boats capsized.

22 Sep 2017 description

Special Briefing
Simon Henshaw
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Palace Hotel
New York City, NY
September 20, 2017

22 Sep 2017 description

New York – On Wednesday (20/09), the UN Migration Agency’s Director General William Lacy Swing and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met during the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss humanitarian aid for the thousands fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Bangladesh, already host to approximately 300,000, had welcomed 74,000 after an incident in October 2016 and a further 429,000 people, who are seeking safety from an outbreak of violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on 25 August.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM Director General declared a ‘Level 3 Emergency’ for Bangladesh to ensure a rapid and effective scale-up of the humanitarian response. Additional staff have been deployed and IOM’s Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism has been activate

  • Since the current influx began, IOM distributed 30,000 tarpaulins, installed 248 emergency latrines, trucked 72,000 litres of water, and provided healthcare services to over 18,000 patients.

22 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 400,000 flee their homes in northern Rakhine

  • Humanitarian operations severely disrupted in central Rakhine

  • Rakhine Advisory Commission issues final report

  • Civilians in Kachin and Shan bear the brunt of armed conflict

  • Monsoon season floods temporarily displaced over 300,000

FIGURES

22 Sep 2017 description

(Geneva, 22 September 2017) The International Campaign to Ban Landmines strongly condemns the use of antipersonnel landmines by Myanmar’s armed forces in recent weeks along the country’s border with Bangladesh. It demands that the government of Myanmar (Burma) immediately stop using these indiscriminate weapons and join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. The ICBL calls on all parties to the conflict in Myanmar to respect the prohibition of antipersonnel mines.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2017)— As world leaders meet in New York for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who fled violence and killing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing an increasingly desperate situation in Bangladesh.

Close to 250,000 children are among the newly arrived Rohingya in the Bangladesh district of Cox’s Bazar, where there are widespread shortages of food, water and shelter. Heavy rainfall in recent days is making a desperate situation even worse.

22 Sep 2017 description

Geneva, Vienna, 22 September 2017 – The President of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention has contacted Myanmar authorities after reports by Amnesty International point to possible use of landmines by government forces.

22 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 22 September 2017: To monitor health issues affecting the over 422 000 people in camps and settlements in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, WHO has set up a Control Room as part of the humanitarian health response.

22 Sep 2017 description
  • According to the latest figures, 429 000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August. UNICEF announced that an “unprecedented” 60% of new refugees in Bangladesh are children. In total, some 900 000 Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh. Ethnic Rakhine, Hindu and other minority groups are beginning to return home, according to state media.
  • Indonesia has provided two cargo planes with relief items worth approximately USD 280 000 for people in North Rakhine.
22 Sep 2017 description

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

22 September 2017

As the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar edges towards half a million, the UN Refugee Agency is stepping up delivery of live-saving aid to desperate people camped out near two official refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh.

22 Sep 2017 description

Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the ticket to a better future for her and her family – the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a doctor.

22 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

422,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh

200,600 people received high-energy biscuits

213,790 people received hot meals

4,566 pregnant women, new mothers and children reached with special, high-nutrient porridge

Highlights

  • WFP is distributing fortnightly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, 173,000 people (34,600 households) have received rice.

  • WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española cuenta con las Unidades de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERU, por sus siglas en inglés) como medio para ofrecer una respuesta efectiva, eficiente y ajustada a cada circunstancia con el fin de salvar vidas en situaciones producidas por un desastre.

  • 12 delegados de emergencias parten hacia las áreas más castigadas por desastres naturales o por movimientos forzados de población.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

22 Sep 2017 description
report World Vision

COX’S BAZAR (22 SEPTEMBER 2017) - In a response to a government call for assistance, World Vision will begin food distributions on 24 September to some 15,200 refugees (3,050 households) who fled fighting in Myanmar. Relief will be distributed at Ukhia “upazilla” (sub-division) in Cox’s Bazar District. The food package contains rice, lentils, salt, cooking oil, and sugar for the next two months to meet critical needs.

22 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The EU and its Member States are strongly committed to supporting Myanmar’s transition process right across the spectrum, from peace to political reform, health to human rights and gender equality, education to the environment, technical assistance to trade, and public finance management to private sector support.

The 2017 Blue Book on EU Development Cooperation in Myanmar gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union's joint engagement for peace, democracy and development in Myanmar.