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18 Jun 2018 description
report Khaosod English

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — A tiny room is bedroom, living room, kitchen and storage combined. At the end of a stained bedsheet, an old CRT television lies on the floor. Above worn wooden cabinets are three large suitcases piled up to the ceiling. Water bottles, utensils and kitchenware are stacked on a low, plastic table.

17 Jun 2018 description
report BBC Media Action

The resources on this page are intended to help explain the cyclone early warning signals that are being used in the camps; and give Rohingya people advice about how to prepare, at each warning level. The resources are based on common messages developed by the Cox's Bazar Emergency Communication Group in collaboration with the Cyclone Preparedness Programme. All flashcards come with guidance text (in Bangla) to help fieldworkers use the tool.

17 Jun 2018 description

This is not a list of messages to be read aloud to the community. Instead, field workers are encouraged to use this information to inform discussions with community members. These discussions should be as participatory as possible and allow time for questions and discussions of answers.

We encourage all field workers to:

  • Listen to the concerns and worries about cyclone early warning coming from communities. Cyclones can be a frightening concept and individuals may have different needs.

16 Jun 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The Rubber Plantation Transit Centre (TC) in Kutupalong was established to temporarily receive newly arrived refugees in urgent need of life-saving assistance pending their relocation to the Kutupalong settlement. The site was designed in a way to limit the impact on the environment, with the minimum number of trees being cut within the rubber plantation. The trees provide some shaded areas to protect refugees from the sun, and for some space between the tents and shelters.

16 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

UNHCR and its three WASH partners - Oxfam, NGO Forum, and BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) - have been quickly scaling up their work to address both the immediate needs of refugees, as well as working to put infrastructure in place that is more durable and will not require as much re-investment over time. Through its engagement with other WASH actors, UNHCR has pushed for improved designs as well as more ambitious and forward-looking standards for WASH partners.

16 Jun 2018 description

OVERVIEW

As part of its shelter strategy, UNHCR supports refugee families build safer homes before the start of the monsoon season in Bangladesh.

Since 25 August 2017, over 713,000 refugees have fled Myanmar and settled in hilly terrains in the southernmost part of Bangladesh. UNHCR is working with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and partners to ensure that they receive the protection and assistance which they need.

16 Jun 2018 description

OVERVIEW

UNHCR, together with UNICEF, WFP, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and partners Action Against hunger (ACF) and Save the Children (SCI) conducted a joint nutrition survey in Kutupalong, Nayapara and the makeshift settlements in October/November 2017.

The overall nutrition situation is critical and above the Emergency threshold, the prevalence of global acute malnutrition among children 6-59 months is 18.2% with severe acute malnutrition of 4.0% (both above the emergency thresholds of <15% and <2%).

16 Jun 2018 description

OVERVIEW

Since 25 August 2017, over 711,000* refugees fled Myanmar into Bangladesh. Over the past eight months, UNHCR and partners have been scaling up their response and preparedness eorts in the area of health, including strengthening support to medical and healthcare facilities in refugee-hosting areas with equipment and other immediate needs such as ambulances, hospital tents, medicines, medical supplies, resources, and training. In addition, UNHCR and partners have expanded their response to host communities through supporting government hospitals.

15 Jun 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG 14 June 2018

The Myanmar Army has threatened to take legal action against members of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) if they continue to deliver humanitarian aid and meet IDPs in rebel-controlled areas near the Chinese border, according to local sources.

In a letter issued by the Myanmar Army-controlled Border Affairs Ministry on May 21, the KBC was warned that its members should not travel again to areas held by the Kachin Independence Army after KBC workers made trips to the Myanmar-China border in early May.

15 Jun 2018 description

Monsoon Rains Bring New Challenges for Expectant Mothers

15 Jun 2018 description
  • Japanese beer company admitted its subsidiary made three donations during recent violence in Rakhine State
  • Head of military filmed receiving donation which he said was for security forces
  • Kirin admits it does not know how its donations were used

Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the …

15 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Heavy rains at the start of the annual monsoon season have battered parts of Myanmar, causing a landslide that killed five people in a township in Mandalay region, submerging homes in Rakhine state, and washing out roads in Shan state.

The five people were killed by the landslide in Mogok township, Pyin Lwin district, in central Myanmar’s Mandalay region, when they did not evacuate their home situated on a hill in time before disaster struck, Saw Thaung Tin, a state lawmaker from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party who represents the township, said on Thursday.

14 Jun 2018 description

702,000 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar*

915,00 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

* Needs and Population Monitoring Round 10

Key Features

  • This week, 343 individuals at highest risk of landslides were relocated to Camp 20 Extension.
    IOM protection team has been working in close collaboration with the Site Management team to support the most vulnerable individuals during relocations.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 14 June 2018 – Torrential rain and strong winds hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in the past week threatening the health and safety of thousands of children as the first major storm of the monsoon season arrived in south-eastern Bangladesh.

The heavy rain brought flooding and landslides – with reports of one young child killed in a landslide – whilst strong winds damaged or destroyed hundreds of shelters, leaving vulnerable families defenseless against the elements.