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20 Jun 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Executive Summary

Concern’s commitment to leaving no one behind has increasingly taken the organisation to fragile contexts, where the devastating consequences of conflict and resulting levels of human suffering have soared in recent years. Displacement is a defining characteristic of modern conflict: by the end of 2016, over 65 million people were displaced by persecution, conflict and violence.

20 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 4 soil stabilisation activities totalling about 150m and 6 interventions in different locations took place this week with 400 CFW.

  • 2 bamboo bridges totalling about 70m were built as part of Repair and Recovery activities.

  • 10 MSUs in use and 6 to be handed over to the Log Sector at Madhu Chara Logistics Hub.

20 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Picha Project is a social enterprise that provides refugees living in Kuala Lumpur an opportunity to earn income by cooking and catering traditional food for events; they are especially busy at festive times like Ramadan.

20 Jun 2018 description

By Sharman Stone

After her son’s murder, Miriam* finally fled her village in Myanmar’s conflict-ravaged Rakhine State. Even as Miriam escaped, the few precious belongings she could grab were snatched from her, and she recalls how she was forced to drink water from bamboo to survive the long trek to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Of the nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees that have crossed into Bangladesh since August 2017, well over half are women and girls, and many, like Miriam, have reported grave human rights abuses.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Development authorities in northern Myanmar’s war-torn Kachin state resettled 95 refugee families in newly built low-cost housing in Waingmaw township on Tuesday evening, the first time that the government has built shelters in the area for civilians internally displaced by civil war.

The homes were built under the direction of the Department for the Development of Border Areas and National Races under Myanmar’s Ministry of Border Affairs, local officials said.

20 Jun 2018 description

“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late to escape. The wave washed them away and we never saw them again,” recalled U Kan Sein, a Junior Assistant Teacher in Labutta Township, Myanmar.

19 Jun 2018 description

New York 19 June 2018 As delivered

Your Excellency Vice-President Mattila,

As delivered Distinguished delegates. Ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your excellent leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators, Switzerland and Zambia, for their stewardship of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Internews Network

Internews project opens up communication with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

19 Jun 2018 description

New glossary app improves communication between interpreters, aid workers, and Rohingya community in humanitarian response.

DANBURY, CT USA – 20 June 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB), the world’s only non-profit focused on closing language gaps worldwide, announces the launch of the TWB Glossary for Bangladesh. The app gives field workers and interpreters a tool to communicate more effectively with the Rohingya refugees in the Cox’s Bazar region.

19 Jun 2018 description

‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018

As delivered

Excellencies, distinguished guests,

Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.

19 Jun 2018 description

Colombia- Sismo- 12/06/18

Un sismo de 4,5 grados con epicentro en el volcán Galeras sacudió el extremo suroccidental. El movimiento telúrico se registró a las 04:35 hora local con una profundidad superficial, señaló el Servicio Geológico Nacional.

19 Jun 2018 description

Myanmar

Heavy rain and floods have affected several regions of Myanmar since the monsoon season began in June.

Nearly 70,000 acres of crop plantations have been flooded in Sagaing Region, with Wetlet township particularly affected. In Rakhine State, more than 12,000 people have been displaced and floodwaters have contaminated water sources. In Mon State, floods have affected approximately 7,400 people in Thaton and Mawlamyine districts, with more than 5,800 people evacuated.

19 Jun 2018 description

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

19 Jun 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG

Mon—Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has caused widespread damage in Chin, Magway, Rakhine, and in particular Mon State, where hundreds of local people were displaced by rising waters, according to local sources.

Incessant downpours have been recorded in different parts of Myanmar for a week. Some fishermen were reported to have disappeared in Rakhine, while landslides occurred in Chin State, where several bridges were also damaged. Over 800 people in Pwint Phyu town in Magway Division were forced to flee their homes because of the flooding.

19 Jun 2018 description
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As of 31 May 2018, there were 23 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Rakhine State, with a total of 127,953 IDPs. (source: CCCM)