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19 Jun 2018 description

Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Overwhelmingly it is developing countries that are most affected.

19 Jun 2018 description

IFRC launches report on labour migration and trafficking

Bangkok / Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2018 – A major new report on labour migration and trafficking will be launched in Bangkok tomorrow. 

19 Jun 2018 description
report Joint Peace Fund

Throughout the long negotiations of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) women working in Myanmar’s peace process fought hard to ensure that their voices were heard. The NCA, which was signed by the Government and some EAOs in October 2015, states it would include a “reasonable” number of women in the subsequent process. The Framework for Political Dialogue, agreed a few months later, went further, specifically stating that 30% of those participating in the peace process should be women.

19 Jun 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Ler Doh Soh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District during the period between October 2016 to October 2017, including information relating to land confiscation, military activities, education, healthcare, development and livelihoods.  

19 Jun 2018 description

This Interview with Naw H--- describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 2015 and 2017, including information about drugs, gambling, sexual assault and rape, arbitrary killing, education and health.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam

The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said today.

A survey of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh carried out by Oxfam before the start of the monsoon season found that more than half were almost completely unprepared for the floods, landslides and disease that accompany the monsoon weather, with women most at risk.

18 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, including thousands of victims of sexual violence.

Members of the mainly-Muslim minority community began fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state last August following a military crackdown targeting extremists, during which homes were destroyed, men and boys killed, and countless women and girls raped.

18 Jun 2018 description

This statement is attributable to Pramila Patten, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund New York, 18 June 2018

Based on observations from our recent visits to the refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh, we call on the international community to urgently step up its efforts to help all Rohingya refugees in confronting their ordeal.

18 Jun 2018 description

The following document includes 12 thematic maps with information on the following topics:

– Population density
– Cooking fuel source
– Education barriers for girls
– Access to health facilities
– Income source
– Most severe needs
– NFI distribution
– Primary safety concern
– Shelter types
– Community areas cleanliness
– Source of drinking water
– Access to drinking water​

18 Jun 2018 description

Threats, intimidation, arrest, prosecution, denial of permits, rejection of interview requests, seizure of equipment and deportation – such are the methods used by governments to obstruct media coverage of refugees. It is the 21st century’s biggest humanitarian crisis, which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is examining for World Refugee Day, on the 20th of June 2018.

18 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Caritas has launched a Global Week of Action for migrants and refugees as Pope Francis appeals for those forced from their homes.

Caritas organisations around the world have kicked off a week of special events and shared meals to promote the strengthening of relationships between migrants & refugees and communities as part of the two-year Share the Journey campaign. (See map for some of the places organising meals and activities).

18 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence and abuse are beginning to be recognised as a major problem across the international aid industry. According to the ‘Report the Abuse’ survey, 86% of aid workers know a colleague who has experienced sexual violence associated with their work. Yet sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. Aid agencies are not reporting sexual violence numbers.

18 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• 24 735 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains as .

• Several infrastructures in the camps have been damaged including 18 water points, 252 latrines and one health facility.

• The health sector Monsoon and cyclone contingency and response plan is activated.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

18 Jun 2018 description

This Incident Report describes an event that occurred on March 4th 2018, during which Tatmadaw forces indiscriminately fired mortars into local villages in Lu Thaw Township. This incident occurred because the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and local community forbid the construction of a road planned by the Tatmadaw.

Incident Report | Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District (March 2018)

18 Jun 2018 description

On April 5th 2018, Saw O Moo was murdered by Tatmadaw forces on the edge of Htee Hsee Hta Plaw [also known as T'Ree Plaw] farm area, Ler Mu Plaw village tract, Lu Thaw Township. He was on his way back home from a meeting to organise humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs). Until now, the Tatmadaw has refused to allow his family to retrieve his body and bury it according to the traditional Karen way.

18 Jun 2018 description

A Landslide destroyed two houses and a monastery in Chaungzone Township, Mon State early this morning.

No casualties were reported in the accident that occurred after heavy rains struck the area. A wooden house which belongs to U Thein Tan from Nyaunglan Village and a home built of brick which is owned by U Nyunt Hlaing and a monastery from Apyaing Village were damaged by the landslide. The estimated loss of property in the incident is worth more than Ks. 1.5 million.

18 Jun 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 24)

1) Most of disasters occurred in Week 24 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods arising from torrential rain brought about by monsoon.

2) Torrential and monsoon rain had resulted in several floods across Myanmar mostly affecting states and townships in the northern, western and eastern region. Resultant landslides had disrupted infrastructure and also destroyed several residences.