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16 Oct 2017 description

Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration

UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees

09 Oct 2017 description

With number of people in need of assistance at a record high more funding will be required

(New York 9 October 2017): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced that the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has reached its 2017 funding target of US$450 million, following an additional commitment of SEK 50 million ($6 million) from Sweden.

06 Oct 2017 description
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Population displacement to Cox’s Bazar displayed in this map is based on information from the UN-led Inter Sector Coordination Group in Bangladesh.

With people still on the move and ongoing access restrictions, the UN is not currently able to verify numbers of people who remain internally displaced inside Rakhine State. Arrows are indicative of some of the movements that are taking place.

04 Oct 2017 description

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 4 October 2017 - We leave Bangladesh moved by the stories of suffering that we heard from refugees fleeing the violence in Myanmar – and all the more determined that the United Nations do all it can to assist the Government of Bangladesh in coping with this crisis.

The human tragedy unfolding in southern Bangladesh is staggering in its scale, complexity and rapidity. In just the past few weeks, well over half a million Rohingya people have crossed the border, making this the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency.

03 Oct 2017 description

(New York, 3 October 2017): Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock today released an additional US$12 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently help the most vulnerable people fleeing violence in Myanmar and their host communities in Bangladesh, where the refugees are seeking refuge.

03 Oct 2017 description

Population displacement to Cox’s Bazar displayed in this map is based on information from the UN-led Inter Sector Coordination Group in Bangladesh.

With people still on the move and ongoing access restrictions, the UN is not currently able to verify numbers of people who remain internally displaced inside Rakhine State. Arrows are indicative of some of the movements that are taking place.

29 Sep 2017 description

WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

WHAT: Mission to Bangladesh

WHEN: 2-4 October 2017

WHERE: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

29 Sep 2017 description

Population displacement to Cox’s Bazar displayed in this map is based on information from the UN-led Inter Sector Coordination Group in Bangladesh.

With people still on the move and ongoing access restrictions, the UN is not currently able to verify numbers of people who remain internally displaced inside Rakhine State. Arrows are indicative of some of the movements that are taking place.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

27 Sep 2017 description

Population displacement to Cox’s Bazar displayed in this map is based on information from the UN-led Inter Sector Coordination Group in Bangladesh.

With people still on the move and ongoing access restrictions, the UN is not currently able to verify numbers of people who remain internally displaced inside Rakhine State. Arrows are indicative of some of the movements that are taking place.

25 Sep 2017 description

Population displacement to Cox’s Bazar displayed in this map is based on information from the UN-led Inter Sector Coordination Group in Bangladesh.
With people still on the move and ongoing access restrictions, the UN is not currently able to verify numbers of people who remain internally displaced inside Rakhine State. Arrows are indicative of some of the movements that are taking place.

25 Sep 2017 description
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As of 1 July 2017, there are 166 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 98,123 IDPs. (source: CCCM)

The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in Government controlled areas and in areas controlled by armed groups or contested areas.

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

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

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07 Sep 2017 description

(New York, 7 September 2017): The United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock released today US$7 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently help tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in Myanmar and seeking refuge in Bangladesh.