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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.

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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.

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Myanmar

The humanitarian situation for the Rohingya population in Rakhine state remains highly concerning. Civilians face restricted movement and people are regularly denied access to fields, coastal waters, rivers and markets. This leads to food shortages and risk of starvation. Livestock theft is also reported which further aggravates food insecurity.

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Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,154 migrants and refugees entered Europe bysea through the first six weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,358 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

On Monday (12 February) IOM Rome reported Italy’s official Ministry of Interior figures indicate some 4,731 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year, which represents a steep decline compared to the 9,448 arrivals recorded during the same period last year.

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By YE MON 13 February 2018

The New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge that the two ethnic armed groups made last month to accede to an accord initially inked by eight non-state armies more than two years ago.

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ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Doctors, a team of Emirati medical volunteers, have opened a number of specialised clinics to treat elderly Rohingya refugees at the Zayed Humanitarian Hospital in Bangladesh.

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*Kristian Stokke, Roman Vakulchuk, Indra Øverland *

Report commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2018

Executive summary

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By Lynette Nyman/IFRC, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Here, we are all women, says Nur Jahan, 35. “When we have our masik (period), we rest at home. Sometimes it hurts.”

Nur Juhan is one of thousands of women and girls – more than 357,000 – who have fled violence and crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh during the past six months.

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This Interview with Naw Be--- describes events occurring in Htantabin Township, Toungoo District, during the period between 2012 and 2016 Including land disputes, increased freedom of movement and development needs in the community.

  • Naw Be--- discusses in detail the process of villagers acquiring loans from the Burma/Myanmar government, including concerns about not being able to acquire future loans if they permit the KNU to acquire the land.

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This Situation Update describes events occurring in Htantabin Township and Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between April and July 2017. This report includes civilians’ situation, Tatmadaw activity and its’ bases, health, education, KNU/KNLA (Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army) activity, infrastructure projects and landmines.

12 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

- Red Hand Day falls as more than 600 children are released from armed groups in South Sudan

- Children are lured into armed groups with false promises of food, education, protection

- Everyone can help reduce the use and impact of conflict on children

February 12 – Children as young as 6 are being pulled into adult wars in ways that are unimaginable given all the promises that have been made to help them, says World Vision this Red Hand Day.

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Highlights

  • 688,000 new arrivals are reported as of 27 January, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Baseline survey prior to Round 8. The full dataset can be found here. The increase in the number is due to improvements in the assessments, not the numbers of actual arrivals.

12 Feb 2018 description
report Bond Street Theatre

NEW YORK, NY - February 2018 - Bond Street Theatre (BST) is launching the second year of its programming in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, working with refugee and migrant populations to use theatre as an information-sharing and advocacy tool. Collaborating with Asylum Access Malaysia, Masakini Theatre, and the Rohingya Women's Development Network, BST and partners work to translate critical information regarding healthcare, education and legal rights into illustrative, mobile plays that can be performed by and for refugees.