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01 Nov 2018 description
report The Guardian

Libby Hogan in Khindan

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent.

On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi, a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea.

“The well used to be the centre of our village,” Mya Htay says, grasping the side of a cement water well. But it no longer holds fresh water.

For the people of Khindan, the well is symbolic of their losing battle with the sea.

01 Nov 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/SHC/4247
31 OCTOBRE 2018
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE TROISIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE-TREIZIÈME SESSION, 41E SÉANCE – APRÈS-MIDI

01 Nov 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4247
31 OCTOBER 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 40TH MEETING (PM)

Uprooted by war, today’s 68.5 million refugees are often branded as threats — turned back at borders, left to perish at sea, or detained indefinitely in horrific conditions, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as he called for a return to dignity, human rights and a sense of shared humanity.

01 Nov 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By ZARNI MANN 31 October 2018

MANDALAY—About 2,000 villagers from northern Shan State arrived in Lashio on Tuesday after fleeing armed clashes between the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army South (RCSS/SSAS) and the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army North (SSPP/SSAN).

Residents of Ei-Naing, Pan Pone, Kalar and Nang Har villages—located just 13 miles from Lashio—and Man Pyein, Namt Taung and Maing Taung villages in Namtu Township arrived in the state capital amid intensifying fighting.

31 Oct 2018 description

UN investigator briefs Security Council on genocide in Myanmar (Burma)

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Rohingya Community Feedback:
Has the relationship between Muslim and Hindu Rohingya people changed?

Source: Feedback collected between September 24 and October 20 by 17 Internews Community Correspondents and one feedback manager using Kobo Collect app in camps 1E, 1W, 2E, 2W, 3 and 4. In total, 1098 interactions have been analysed to present how the relationships between Hindu and Muslim Rohingya people have changed after they fled to Bangladesh. The feedback is collected in Rohingya using English and Bangla script.

31 Oct 2018 description

Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven over 727,000 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

31 Oct 2018 description

DHAKA – The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, who has just concluded a joint visit to the refugee camps in Kutupalong-Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, with the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today announced extra funding of $US4.6 million (30 million DKK) to meet the urgent food needs of Rohingya refugees and host communities.

31 Oct 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

31 Oct 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Some of the five ethnic armed groups that have not signed Myanmar’s nationwide cease-fire accord will attend talks with the committee responsible for holding political dialogue and convening peace conferences, as stakeholders in the country’s stalled peace process continue to iron out their differences, those involved said on Tuesday.

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INTRODUCTION

This training manual is for field staff working in the camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border (Nutrition Officers and Camp-based workers). However, it can be used by staff working along the border, outside of camps. The materials are relevant for both settings and the terminology can be easily adapted. The manual focuses on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), maternal nutrition and on measuring nutrition/malnutrition. There are 12 modules.

Purpose

31 Oct 2018 description

*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 13 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border.

TBC and CCSDPT Health Agencies conducted nutrition surveys of children 6-59 months of age in all camps in 2017.

Survey Methods

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IDP Sites in Shan State (as of 30 September 2018)
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IDP sites in Kachin and northern Shan states (30 Sep 2018)

As of 30 September 2018, there were 31 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Shan State, with a total of 8,482 IDPs. (source: CCCM)