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16 Apr 2019 description

Overview

This appeal to support the work on ‘Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises’ is in line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies' commitment to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in disasters and other emergencies as outlined in the 32nd International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Resolution (32IC/15/R3) on “Sexual and gender-based violence:

16 Apr 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers Southern and Southeast Asia. The core countries of focus for this region are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Depending on the quarterly trends and migration-related updates, more attention may be given to any of the countries over the rest.

16 Apr 2019 description

A skills programme promotes self-reliance and aims to transform the lives of rural women in south-eastern Bangladesh.

By Caroline Gluck in Ukhiya and Kutupalong, Bangladesh | 16 April 2019

In a bamboo thatched women’s centre in Kutupalong, more than a dozen Rohingya refugees are sitting closely together on mats and concentrating so fiercely on their sewing that barely a sound can be heard.
Only the encouraging murmurs of a trainer who checks on their progress break the silence of the focused women.

15 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon, UNICEF and sector partners organized a Nutrition Action Week in all Rohingya camps from 18-27 March 2019. Ninety five per cent children under 5 in camps (144,383 children) were screened for malnutrition and received Vitamin A Supplementation. Screening identified 1,203 children (49 per cent girls) with severe acute malnutrition, of which 617 were newly admitted for treatment and others were already in treatment.

15 Apr 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

These country reports provide information on the legal situation for displaced populations, namely asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees, where relevant, regarding access to mobile services, in each country covered. Each report contains information on:

• Registration and Identification of Displaced Persons

• SIM Registration

• Know Your Customer Rules

• Mobile Money

• Data Protection

15 Apr 2019 description

2018 IN REVIEW

This Annual Report presents information on the achievements of the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund during the 2018 calendar year. However, because grant allocation, project implementation and reporting processes often take place over multiple years (CBPFs are designed to support ongoing and evolving humanitarian responses), the achievement of CBPFs are reported in two distinct ways:

14 Apr 2019 description

Caitlin Wake and Veronique Barbelet

Localisation of aid, partnership, and capacity strengthening are increasingly prominent issues within the humanitarian sector. Calls for localisation are particularly strong in the disaster-prone region of Asia, with governments responding to humanitarian crises, such as those in Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Bangladesh, limiting the access of international NGOs while encouraging (or requiring) them to work with local organisations.

13 Apr 2019 description

Giving Myanmar's displaced their land back

The Norwegian Refugee Council and Displacement Solutions have produced the report "Addressing Myanmar's Unsettled Restitution Gap" to advocate and help find ways for displaced people in Myanmar to be able to return home and recover their property and possessions.

12 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict between the AA and Government of Burma forces causes further displacement in northern Rakhine and parts of Chin

  • USAID/OFDA partners enhance cyclone preparedness in Cox’s Bazar through rehabilitation of 60 cyclone shelters

  • USG announces nearly $46 million in USAID/FFP assistance for refugees in Bangladesh; USAID partner WFP provides food assistance to nearly 1.2 million people in Bangladesh and Burma in February

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

12 Apr 2019 description

Rakhine State has always been known for its rich history and beautiful landscape across the western part of Myanmar.

However, recent bouts of clashes between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army have now turned Rakhine State synonymous with instability. In December 2018, conflict escalated, disrupting civilian lives and causing more than 19,000 people to flee their homes by any means possible including bamboo rafts and on foot from mountainous areas.

12 Apr 2019 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2018, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2106 (2013), in which the Council requested me to report annually on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) and 1960 (2010) and to recommend strategic actions.

12 Apr 2019 description

Note:

  • This map represents information as reported by organizations contributing to the MIMU 3W.
    Inclusion of an organization on this map does not imply endorsement by the United Nations or its projects.

  • Projects implemented at township level are not reflected in this map.

  • This map shows presence of an organization and does not indicate the volume of assistance, the number of beneficiaries, or the extent to which needs are met or unmet.