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Cox's Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a series of new comic books, which tell the true-life stories of Rohingya refugees who have fallen victim to human trafficking, to raise awareness among those vulnerable to the crime in South Bangladesh.
PRE-TRIAL CHAMBER I (the “Chamber”) of the International Criminal Court (the “Court”) issues this decision inviting the competent authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“Myanmar”) to submit observations pursuant to rule 103(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence (the “Rules”) on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute” (the “Request” or the “Prosecutor’s Request”).
Several humanitarian actors raised high concerns on the stringent Government regulations in using digital payment for provision of assistance to the Rohingya refugees. Evidence built and discussions with Rohingya shows the need for cash in prioritising of needs, and the absence thereof, has led to protection concerns including; sale of food assistance, reduction in number of meals and exploitation in labour markets through low wage rates amongst others. Conversely, the need of cash to address preparedness activities in preparation for the monsoon resonates with a majority of the refugees.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.
Security incidents and access constraints
by Georgina | Mar 18, 2018
Our small team of 4 volunteers met in Hua Hin bright and early on Saturday morning. After brief introductions, we set off Bang Saphan with a truck full of donations and equipment for the medical clinic. We made excellent time and got to the village quickly.
The trip had several aims:
Perform medical clinic for villagers and school children
Follow up on bathroom door replacement and bike repair workshop.
The monsoons began during reporting period with heavy downpours and an accumulated rainfall of over 600mm between 9 and 13 June. Basic response was provided across Sectors, despite serious constraints with access. Damage was reported to the following facilities: 150 learning centres, several latrines and water points, and three nutrition facilities. Since 11th May 2018, 1,048 shelters were fully damaged as well. During the rains from 10-16 June, 12 health facilities were temporarily disrupted for up to 3 days.
170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.
In week 24, 56 weekly reports (33%) were received by Tuesday 19 June 2018, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% in 2018. This sudden drop of reporting rate is mostly due to the heavy rain and the public holidays that took place this week.
4 alerts were triggered this week. All alerts went through initial verification within 72 hours of being triggered by WHO EWARS team.
WHO EWARS team
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 21 June 2018: To strengthen health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, additional health workforce has been added to the district hospital here, the only facility providing referral services to nearly 1.3 million vulnerable population at increased risk of diseases in the ongoing rainy season.
This Incident Report describes Tatmadaw military activities that occurred in Lu Thaw Township in January 2018. They include: strengthening army camps, enlarging territory, and sending rations, trucks and backhoes with the stated objective of expanding the military operation road in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District. This occurred without Tatmadaw receiving prior permission from the Karen National Union (KNU) and local civilians.
Incident Report | Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District (January 2018)
Peace Process highlights
Peace Commission led by U Thein Zaw meets SSPP/SSA leaders
Myanmar Army launched heavy military operation in Kachin State and Shan State
20 Killed including 3 Chinese nationals in attack on border gate of Muse by TNLA
Government authorities evacuates more than 130 civilians trapped in fighting Kachin State
Clashes have displaced 6,800 people from 6 different townships across Kachin State
Beijing urges ceasefire after deadly Myanmar border clashes
United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener conducted her first official visit to Myanmar from 12 to 21 June.
706,364 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
* Needs and Population Monitoring Baseline Round 11
Heavy rainfall recorded in northeastern Bangladesh since 12 June exacerbated by a sudden increase of river water levels due to upstream flooding in India resulted in severe flooding in Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts. Flooding affected the majority of upazilas in both districts, leading to severe infrastructure damage and acute needs.
Over 2,000,000 people live in the most affected upazilas. At least 250,000 of them have been affected, and over 12,000 reside in temporary shelters in Moulvibazar. An estimated 570,000 people have also been affected in Sylhet.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.