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07 Nov 2018 description
  • Back in January 2018, the Government of Bangladesh shared a list of 8 000 Rohingya with the Government of Myanmar. Out of that list, the Government of Myanmar came back with 2 000 names eligible for repatriation; some 50 individuals were qualified as terrorists, the rest unknown. Those in question have not been told that they appear on the list.
07 Nov 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

by Nyein Nyein

CHIANG MAI, Thailand—The Karen National Union (KNU) convened an emergency meeting of its Central Standing Committee to review the state of the peace process at its headquarters in Lay Wah in Karen State’s Paan district on Tuesday.

06 Nov 2018 description

Myanmar’s Rakhine state, from which hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were driven last year, is still experiencing unrest, and incidents of violence are continuing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

06 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (6 November 2018) – A UN human rights expert has implored Bangladesh to shelve plans to start repatriating Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State this month, saying the Myanmar Government had failed to provide guarantees they would not suffer the same persecution and horrific violence all over again.

06 Nov 2018 description

In South and Southeast Asia, last week was marked by attacks against American soldiers in Afghanistan, a wave of blasphemy protests in Pakistan, an ongoing government crisis in Sri Lanka, and continued conflict in Myanmar’s Shan state. Overall, levels of organized violence remained static across the region while overall demonstration levels continued to rise, with last week reaching the third highest levels of demonstrations this year.

06 Nov 2018 description
report Theirworld

2000 teachers - half of them female - will be hired and local Bangladeshi children will be helped back into school as part of the $25m project.

About 350,000 Rohingya refugee children and teenagers who fled violence in Myanmar are to get a basic education in Bangladesh.

2000 teachers and instructors will also be hired as part of a $25 million funding package announced yesterday by the World Bank.

More than half of the teachers will be female and they will be trained to help girls manage safety concerns.

06 Nov 2018 description

The Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya refugee response, a prioritized plan covering the period March-December 2018, is only 45 per cent funded as of 31 October 2018, with USD 426 million received against overall needs of USD 951 million.
USD 525 million is still required to meet the urgent and priority needs of refugees, together with those of host communities impacted by the crisis.
JRP Partners are grateful for the ongoing and generous support from donors who have collectively contributed USD 743 million since the beginning of the crisis on 25 August 2017.

06 Nov 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – Representatives from Coca Cola, GAP and Mastercard, along with other big-name brands, have visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to explore how private businesses can help support one of the world’s biggest humanitarian responses and understand how they can be a partner with IOM for the benefit of migrants across the globe. The visit marks the first time IOM has ever invited key representatives of leading companies to explore opportunities within the humanitarian and migration nexus in one of its field operations.

06 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 29 October, the Government of Bangladesh and UNICEF jointly celebrated the National Sanitation Month (October) and Global Handwashing Day 2018 in Cox’s Bazar. Over 500 school children took part and learned best handwashing practices.

• UNICEF in collaboration with partners conducted trainings focused on improving the capacity of frontline actors in the provision of quality Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) services to the Rohingya community residing in Cox’s Bazar.

05 Nov 2018 description

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.