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16 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • This week, IOM distributed 4,000 Upgrade Shelter Kits (USKs) — including materials and tools — to carry out shelter upgrades and household level site improvements such as soil stabilization, slope protection, and drainage improvements in Zones JJ, LL, SS and XX (Camps 8W, 9, 10, and 18).

16 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

Two more parties - the New Mon State Party and the Lahu Democratic Union - signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Myanmar Government on 13 February 2018. The European Union signed the agreement as one of the international witnesses.

16 Feb 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyainseikgyi and Kyonedoe townships, Dooplaya District during the period between November 2017 to January 2018, including development projects, education, healthcare and Tatmadaw activity.

  • The process of road and bridge construction by Burma/Myanmar government was ongoing from November 2017 to January 2018.

  • Both Karen National Union (KNU) and Burma/Myanmar government take responsibility in building healthcare facilities and offered vaccines to the villagers in both Kyainseikgyi and Kyonedoe townships.

16 Feb 2018 description

341.1 M required for 2018

20.2 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements

320.9 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 10 February 2018, a total of 5 659 clinically suspected diphtheria cases have been reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign ended on 10 February, with 391 678 children up to 15 years immunized.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 Feb 2018 description

Representatives from many nations, including more than 65 UN and international and regional NGOs, will attend the Feb 26-27 event organised by KSrelief

RIYADH, February 15 (CIC) – Riyadh will host Saudi Arabia’s first International Humanitarian Forum on February 26-27. The objective of the forum is to provide a “unique opportunity to look at changing global humanitarian needs and to formulate new practical and efficient responses”, according to organizers.

15 Feb 2018 description

301.8 M required for 2018
17.6 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements
284.2 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict

More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.

15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.

14 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 79 new cases of acute jaundice syndrome were reported with no deaths, bringing the total to 556 cases for 2018. The aetiology is still not well defined.

14 Feb 2018 description

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has restated the organization’s commitment to providing food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, in Rome on Monday, Beasley thanked her Government for its support to people fleeing violence in Myanmar.

14 Feb 2018 description
report Malteser

Mega camp at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming monsoon season

Cologne/ Cox’s Bazar. Malteser International believes that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh may remain in the country for many years to come. “They have faced serious human rights violations. Their villages have been razed and burned down. Almost every refugee in the camp has lost a relative,” says Cordula Wasser, Asia Team Leader at Malteser International. The massive mega camp will also be at risk from flooding and mudslides when the monsoon season comes.

14 Feb 2018 description

This book explains the fundamental reason for the establishment of the AHA Centre and how the Centre has evolved through 5 years of experience in carrying out its roles and mandate.

Foreword from the Chair of ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management and AADMER Conference of the Parties, 2016

14 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR’s Micro-entrepreneurship development programme run by its NGO partner, the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia (NAWEM).

39 year old Rashidah is a Rohingya refugee living in Malaysia with her husband and nine children. She has been a refugee all her life.

“I was born in Thailand after my family fled there from Myanmar. My parents said they fled Myanmar because it was unsafe for us to remain there,” Rashidah said.

When she was 14 years old, her family moved to Malaysia where Rashidah eventually started a family of her own.

14 Feb 2018 description

The School for Shan State Nationalities Youth (SSSNY) was formed in 2001 with a vision to empower young people to take an active role in social change in Myanmar. The school offers social justice education and community leadership training.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,

Abdullah is a father of eight from Buthidaung, in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Fleeing to Bangladesh in September last year, he became a refugee for the third time.

The first was in 1978, when he came to Bangladesh as a young boy, and the second in 1991. That time he remained for three years, and then returned to Myanmar as part of an organised voluntary repatriation operation, anxious to recover his home and his four acres of land.

13 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13205

Security Council
8179th Meeting (AM)

More than five months since the start of the violence that forced 688,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, a dangerous new crisis loomed, while restrictions on humanitarian access to the conflict areas posed a serious concern, the Security Council heard today, as it was briefed on the most recent developments in the region.

13 Feb 2018 description

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Chargé d’Affaires, at the Security Council Briefing on Burma.

Delivered on: 13 February 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)

Thank you Mr President,

And thank you to Assistant Secretary-General Jenca and High Commissioner Grandi for your briefings.

13 Feb 2018 description

UN refugee chief tells UN Security Council causes of the crisis originate in Myanmar and solutions for the voluntary return of thousands of refugees must be found there.

NEW YORK – Restoring rights to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees is key to any plan to allow for their safe return to Myanmar, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the UN Security Council today.