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09 Nov 2018 description
report Trócaire

Monsoon rains can be devastating, particularly in the overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh where nearly 1 million Rohingya live in makeshift shelters.

It is over a year now since the conflict in Myanmar caused a huge exodus of Rohingya people, creating one of the world's largest refugee crises. Almost 1 million Rohingya have fled for their lives to a small strip of land on neighbouring Bangladesh’s south-east coast.

09 Nov 2018 description

JAKARTA – Southeast Asian leaders must put human rights – including the crises in Cambodia and Myanmar – at the top of the agenda as they gather for the ASEAN Summit in Singapore next week (scheduled for 13-15 November), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights said today.

09 Nov 2018 description
report European Commission
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Durable Peace Programme
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The full speech of EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt

The European Union launched phase II of the Durable Peace Programme, committing an additional €12 million to support IDPs and peace building initiatives in conflict affected Kachin and Northern Shan states of Myanmar.

Photo: Oxfam/Dustin Barter An estimated 130,000 civilians are displaced from their homes due to armed conflict in Kachin and Northern Shan States, in northeastern Myanmar. Even with the ongoing peace process, internally displaced persons (IDPs) still cannot return to their homes as fighting continues.

09 Nov 2018 description

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.

The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.

08 Nov 2018 description
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Full Report

The Women's Refugee Commission is undertaking a three-country exploratory study on sexual violence against refugee men and boys, including those with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. In July 2018, two researchers traveled to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to explore sexual violence perpetrated against Rohingya men and boys in Myanmar and Bangladesh. We conducted 21 focus groups with 109 Rohingya men, women, and adolescents in four sections of Kutupalong Camp and interviewed 45 humanitarian aid workers and human rights experts.

08 Nov 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Heavy seasonal monsoon has brought strong winds and heavy rains across large parts of Myanmar since the beginning of July 2018, causing increased water levels in major rivers and floods in many regions and states. As of 11 September 20183 , Nay Pyi Taw, Bago, Tanintharyi, Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady regions as well as Mon and Kayin states have been affected.

08 Nov 2018 description
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United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

08 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN

Irwin Loy

Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early as next week is dangerously premature, while the refugees have been kept in the dark about their own immediate future.

Roughly 730,000 Rohingya surged into Bangladesh starting in August 2017, fleeing a military purge that a UN rights investigation says amounts to genocide.

Read more on IRIN.

08 Nov 2018 description
report Paung Sie Facility
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​Two decades ago, civil society in Myanmar was declared dead. Now, in the wake of reforms starting in 2010, a diverse cross section of civil society organisations (CSOs) has proliferated across the country. Many of them have made important contributions to efforts to achieve peace in a country whose people have known armed conflict and communal divisions for decades.

07 Nov 2018 description

Summary

This profile provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within Kutupalong RC in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Primary data for this round was collected from 29th July to 29th August 2018.1 Findings should be considered indicative only. Full camp dataset is available on HDX.