- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 3 2017 | 23 September - 13 November 2017
- ACAPS Briefing Note – Myanmar & Bangladesh Displacement, 7 Nov 2017
- Security Council Presidential Statement Calls on Myanmar to End Excessive Military Force, Intercommunal Violence in Rakhine State (Presidential Statement S/PRST/2017/22)
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
The European Union remains a strong and committed supporter of Myanmar/Burma’s democratic transition.
The humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine State remains extremely serious. The EU reiterates its call for the immediate end of all violence and the establishment of non-discriminatory rule of law and civilian administration in Rakhine State. The restoration of humanitarian access for the United Nations and international aid agencies is critical. Conditions for voluntary, safe and dignified return to their places of origin have to be put in place.
The EU will continue to lead the work of the donor community for the Rohingya refugees because we believe that human dignity and peoples’ lives have to be protected, said Mogherini.
The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 620,000 newly arrived refugees since 25 August 2017.
Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.
Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.
WFP is co-chairing, together with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), the Logistics Sector in Bangladesh. WFP, as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, is also coordinating the Logistics Sector in Cox’s Bazar to support the logistics needs of the entire humanitarian community.
127.9 M required for 2017
53.1 M contributions received, representing 41% of requirements
74.8 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation
What you need to know today
A total of 618,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 14 November)
BRAC's total coverage (based on sanitation) is 449,200 people with installation of 11,320 latrines (25 today). BRAC ensures access to safe water for 291,768 people through 1,128 tube wells, three deep tube wells, and three ring wells. 1,245 bathing cubicles were set up especially for women and adolescent girls.
1.2 Million in need of immediate WASH support
Overall target* for the WASH Sector: 1,166,000 individuals
Number of people reached** with WASH assistance to date: 595,663 individuals
Total approx. gap for the WASH Sector: 570,337 individuals
Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar: 833,000
New Arrivals since 25 August 2017: 620,000
People in Need: 1.2 Million
• 621,000 new arrivals are reported as of 18 November, per IOM Needs and Population Monitoring.
• Since the last situation report on 12 November, there have been 5,500 new arrivals.
• As of 18 November, the Bangladeshi Immigration and Passports Department has registered 563,350 people through biometric registration.
DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$15 million emergency contribution from the Government of Japan to support WFP’s response to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh.
“We welcome this generous contribution”, said Christa Räder, WFP Representative and Country Director in Bangladesh. “This will make a huge difference in delivering life-saving food assistance and our ability to respond effectively to this refugee crisis.”
As of 14 November 2017, the cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites was 618 000. This number includes over 338 000 arrivals in Kutupalong Balukhali expansion site, 234 000 in other camps and settlements, and 46 000 arrivals in host communities.
Cox’s Bazar, 16 November 2017 – To bolster nutrition interventions for Rohingya children and provide immediate support to around 17,000 under five children currently suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), UNICEF along with government and other sectoral partners launched Nutrition Action Week.
The Nutrition Action Week is an effort to propel the nutrition interventions in the backdrop of a recent downslide in the nutrition status of Rohingya children.
This document has been produced based on a secondary data matrix compiled by the Cox’s Bazar Coordination team and the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) using the Child Protection Minimum Standards as an analysis framework. All data points are citations from the secondary data matrix which have been compared and interpreted, but not triangulated and verified.
JAKARTA, 17 November 2017 – ASEAN officials in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) committed themselves to strengthening integration of actions in their respective agencies that will effectively address disaster risk and climate change, with particular focus on water-related disasters including flood, storm, landslide and drought.
1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units
During epidemiological week 45 (5-11 November 2017), there was a 3% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (806,100 and 830,312 respectively). A total of 375 daily EWARS forms were received on time during epidemiological week 45.
Kutupalong makeshift camp population increased by 2% (437,633 vs 431,000) due to the ongoing relocation of FDMNs from other settlements, while the remaining camp populations remained more or less stable.
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).
Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh
Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine
USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis