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18 Sep 2017 description

Background

In the early hours of 25 August, violence broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar. As a result, it is estimated that more than 400,0001 people have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh2. The extent and implications of the violence in Maynmar remains uncertain.

06 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

Rakhine State, located in western Myanmar, is home to roughly 3.2 million people. Compared to the rest of the country, Rakhine State is relatively underdeveloped. The majority of the population are Buddhists from the Rakhine ethnic group; in addition, nearly three in ten people are Muslim.

11 May 2017 description

Since 9 October, 2016 more than 69,0001 Myanmar nationals arrive in Bangladesh due to internal violence. The huge number of new flux of Myanmar nationals’ in Cox Bazar district; is not only related with suffering of them, it’s also suffering for old influx and Bangladeshis host communities since it brings competition over limited local job market, food and health facilities.

25 Apr 2017 description

IOM Bangladesh rolled out the first round of Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) in Cox’s Bazaar from 21 – 28 March 2017. The assessment collected baseline information on Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) including their location, population numbers, movement trends and a preliminary overview of needs. The assessment was conducted in 3 makeshift settlements and 41 host community locations, and estimates that 132,138 UMNs are living in assessed locations in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazila. An estimated 63,705 individuals are new arrivals.

18 Jan 2017 description

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.

02 Dec 2016 description

Background

About 217,000 displaced people, of whom about 80 % are women and children, remain in camps or camp-like situations in Kachin, Shan, and Rakhine. This includes 87,000 people in Kachin and 11,000 in Shan who were displaced as a result of the armed conflict that resumed in 2011 and that continues to displace people. It also includes about 120,000 in Rakhine who were displaced as a result of the inter-communal tensions and violence that erupted in 2012.

21 Oct 2016 description

This detailed commentary examines ongoing militarisation in southeast Myanmar from 2014 to 2016.

20 Oct 2016 description

This Field Report includes information submitted by KHRG researchers describing events occurring in Hpa-an District between January and December 2015. It describes different human rights violations and other issues which are important to the local community, including education, healthcare, land confiscation, killing, development projects, fighting, and drug issues. In particular, land confiscation and drug-related problems are highlighted as major ongoing concerns in Paingkyon and Hlaingbwe townships.

14 Oct 2016 description

This Field Report describes events which occurred in Dooplaya District, southeast Burma/Myanmar, between January and December 2015. It includes information submitted by KHRG community members on a range of human rights violations and other issues important to the local community including ceasefire concerns, the military situation, rape, violent abuse and killing cases, development projects, land confiscation, health and education, natural resource extraction and land mines.

19 Sep 2016 description

On 19 September, leaders from all over the world will meet to adopt the New York Declaration, coming together to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants”.

12 Aug 2016 description

This Field Report describes events occurring in Thaton District between January and December 2015. It includes information submitted by KHRG community members on a range of human rights violations and other issues important to the local community including: the Myanmar 2015 general election, ceasefire concerns and military situation, community development and for-profit development, health and education, forced relocation and land confiscation.

17 Mar 2016 description

Myanmar: In cyclone-struck rural areas, poorest people face highest food insecurity risk

Livestock and fisheries sectors yet to recover from severe damage

29 Feb 2016 description

Summary

Thailand has an estimated total of around 3.5 million migrants (regular or irregular status), of which roughly 3 million are in the labour market (7% of Thailand’s total working population) with an estimated 2.3 million migrants originating from Myanmar.