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19 Oct 2017 description

This document collates and analyzes available information on key child protection issues from a compilation of reports.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Columbia University

A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) found that girls and women in emergency contexts have inadequate access to safe and private facilities and supplies for menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and are provided with insufficient guidance by response teams on the basics of managing menstruation. Moreover, many staff have a limited understanding of what an improved response should entail, and instead, focus predominantly on supplies.

19 Oct 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

As Myanmar emerges from decades of authoritarianism and isolation, significant progress toward peace has been made since 2011. But heavy fighting and deadly clashes have intensified in many of the country’s contested areas, in particular Rakhine State, which has led to massive displacement, and Kachin and Shan States.

19 Oct 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia: Five Surprising Takeaways

19 Oct 2017 description

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has massively increased its operations in the country. This scale-up follows the influx of more than 582,000 Rohingya refugees since August 25, after a wave of targeted violence against the Rohingya in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

19 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

18 October 2017
New York

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Responsibility to Protect, Ivan Simonovic, call on the Government of Myanmar to take immediate action to stop and address the commission of atrocity crimes that are reportedly taking place in northern Rakhine state.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 22 September, WFP activated a Level 3 Emergency Response as 422,000 people had crossed the border into Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

  • WFP is providing ongoing assistance to the increasing influx of 509,000 people in the form of rice and micronutrient fortified biscuits, as well as SuperCereal for pregnant and nursing women and children under 5 years.

18 Oct 2017 description

The map below shows the Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung townships in northern Rakhine State.
Since 25 August 2017, over 150 hotspots were detected with remote environmental sensors. Five of those hotspots were detected after 30 September. UNITAR/UNOSAT found over 22.48 square kilometres of destroyed or damaged structures were present across the area analysed. Over 60% of the three townships has yet to be analysed.

18 Oct 2017 description
report World Renew

These two projects are also generously supported by the wider membership of Canadian Foodgrains Bank to respond to the needs of newly arriving Rohingya in informal settlements in Bangladesh. The response will be implemented in collaboration with local partners.

The situation being addressed is beyond dire. Over half a million Rohingya have fled extreme violence in Myanmar in search of safety. Entire villages have been destroyed. More Rohingyas are arriving in Bangladesh every day. Nearly sixty percent of them are children.