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23 Oct 2017 description

OVERVIEW

As of 21 Oct 2017, at least 815,000 Rohingyas are estimated to be sheltering in Bangladesh, having fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. Violence which began on 25 August has triggered a massive and swift refugee influx across the border - an estimated 603,000 people have arrived. These refugees have joined some 213,000 people who were already in Bangladesh following earlier waves of displacement. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, many having experienced severe trauma, and are now living in extremely difficult conditions.

23 Oct 2017 description

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Since 25 August, nearly 600,000 refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh, fleeing violence, serious human rights violations and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Nearly 60 per cent of them are children. Thank you for coming today in solidarity with them, with the Bangladeshi Government and with the communities that are so generously hosting them.

I would like especially to thank our hosts, the European Union and Kuwait, as well as my co-panellists.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

More than 300,000 women and girls who have fled rape and violence are not getting the protection and help they need because of lack of funds, Oxfam said ahead of a donor conference in Geneva today.

23 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 589,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, increasing the total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar to 802,000. New arrivals are living in spontaneous settlements with increasing need of humanitarian assistance, including shelter, food, clean water, and sanitation. Poor road networks and insufficient drainage in the displacement sites make it difficult to reach new arrivals with urgent support.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

By Joe Harrison, Program Manager, Asia/Middle East on October 20, 2017

Since Aug. 25, over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State for an area just slightly south of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and those who made it across the border to Bangladesh are in desperate need of medical care.

23 Oct 2017 description

Vice President U Henry Van Thio stressed the need to evaluate the effectiveness of Myanmar’s existing mechanisms in mitigating the impact of disasters, inviting governments, local and international organisations and the private sector to invest more in short-term and long term disaster counter-measures.

“It is impossible to significantly reduce the number of affected population globally without preparedness and prevention,” said U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the chairperson of the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC).

23 Oct 2017 description

Myanmar, despite being sufficient in food, still needs to solve the problems climate change, natural disasters, internal instability and migrant issue including food and nutritional problems caused by poverty and the development gap between urban and rural areas said Vice President U Henry Van Thio yesterday.

Speaking at the ceremony to observe the World Food Day in Nay Pyi Taw, he highlighted the country’s challenges that emerged together with the nation’s independence and couldn’t have been solved till now.

23 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

Since the start of violence in Rakhine State, over half a million (582,140) people have fled Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, according to the estimate of the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) hosted by the UN’s Migration Agency (IOM). Numbers spiked again in the past week when over 18,000 Rohing-ya crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing what has been described as ‘ethnic cleansing’.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 94,937 for The Project for Construction of Nga Pyay Ma Village Basic Education High School in Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region.

23 Oct 2017 description

Verified Population - September 2017

9,503

Populaion profile

Gender

Female 50% Male 50%

Age

18 years and above: 53%

5-17 years: 33%

Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity

Karen 99% Other 1%

Religion

Christian 65% Buddhist 32% Animist 2% Other 1%

Background

23 Oct 2017 description

Verified Population - September 2017

10,541

Populaion profile

Gender

Female 50% Male 50%

Age

18 years and above: 53%

5-17 years: 34%

Below 5 years: 13%

Ethnicity

Karen 99% Other 1%

Religion

Christian 73% Buddhist 23% Animist 2% Other 2%

Background

23 Oct 2017 description

Verified Population - September 2017

10,680

Populaion profile

Gender

Female 51% Male 49%

Age

18 years and above: 57%

5-17 years: 32%

Below 5 years: 11%

Ethnicity

Karen 86% Burman 10% Other 4%

Religion

Christian 49% Buddhist 43% Muslim 8%

Background

23 Oct 2017 description

Verified Population - September 2017

6,167

Populaion profile

Gender

Female 52% Male 48%

Age

18 years and above: 54%

5-17 years: 34%

Below 5 years: 12%

Ethnicity

Karen 99% Burman 1%

Religion

Christian 91% Buddhist 9%

Background

23 Oct 2017 description

ROME – As leaders gather for the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Crisis in Geneva tomorrow, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, called for access and resources to alleviate the suffering of more than half a million people. WFP has provided food to the 580,000 people who have flooded out of Myanmar since August 25.

23 Oct 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyaukkyi Township, Nyaunglebin District between January and May 2017, including land confiscation, education, Tatmadaw activities and two killing cases which were committed by Tatmadaw soldiers.

23 Oct 2017 description

Verified Population - September 2017

11,592

Populaion profile

Gender

Female 50% Male 50%

Age

18 years and above: 59%

5-17 years: 31%

Below 5 years: 10%

Ethnicity

Karen 86% Burman 8% Mon 2% Other 4%

Religion

Christian 36% Buddhist 44% Muslim 20%

Governance

23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Renewed violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State which began on 25 August 2017 has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people – a long-time discriminated minority group in Myanmar – across the border into Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar district. As of 17 October, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that an estimated 582,0001 people have entered Bangladesh. With this new influx, the current total number of Rohingya refugees coupled with the local affected communities, has reached over 1.2 million people. It is estimated that 80 per cent of the new arrivals are children and women.

23 Oct 2017 description

The Australian Government remains deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and the resulting humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Australia will contribute a further $10 million to help address the humanitarian needs of those people affected by the crisis.

22 Oct 2017 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 22, 2017

The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in FY 2017 to displaced Burmese in Burma and the region to nearly $104 million.