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28 Mar 2019 description

In 2018, DG ECHO provided EUR 3,83 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.

28 Mar 2019 description

HEALTH & PSS SECTOR

Under Health and PSS Sector of Population Movement Operation (PMO), BDRCS with the technical support and other assistance of IFRC and RCRC National Societies, have been conducting 01 Hospital, 03 Primary health Care (PHC) Center, 05 Health Posts, CBHFA Team, PSS Sector for providing basic and essential health care, medicines and Psuchological support and education to the Rakhine people residing at camp settlement of Ukhia and Teknaf Upazila, Cox’s Bazar district.

Field Hospital

28 Mar 2019 description

Ethnic militias, arms proliferation and the massacre in Mali

At least 150 civilians, including 50 children, were massacred in Ogossagou village in the Mopti region of Mali on Saturday, 23 March. Ogossagou is mainly populated by people from the Fulani community (also known as Peuhls), who were targeted in the attack. Traditional hunters called “Dozos” – who come mainly from the ethnic Dogon community – allegedly carried out the attack. The UN Security Council was visiting Mali on the day of the attack and condemned the violence.

28 Mar 2019 description

Background and Methodology

An estimated 738,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 25, 20171 . Most of the refugees rely on humanitarian assistance, having left with few possessions and exhausted their financial resources on the journey. The cyclone and monsoon seasons, stretching from May to October, further threatened the living conditions of the vast majority of refugees who are living in makeshift shelters and settlements highly vulnerable to floods and landslides.

28 Mar 2019 description
report Fortify Rights

Malaysia: Ensure Accountability for Mass Graves, Human Trafficking Atrocities Against Rohingya

Report finds trafficking syndicate committed crimes against humanity

(KUALA LUMPUR, March 27, 2019)—In a new joint report released today, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and Fortify Rights find reasonable grounds to believe that a human-trafficking syndicate committed crimes against humanity in Malaysia and Thailand against Rohingya men, women, and children from 2012 to 2015.

27 Mar 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Central African Republic

27 Mar 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Attacks on education

The section aligns with the definition of attacks on education used by the Global Coalition to Protect Education under Attack (GCPEA) in Education under Attack 2018.

Africa

Burkina Faso

01 February 2019: In Kabonga town, Est region, militants presumed to be from JNIM or ISGS burned down the town’s primary school. Sources: ACLED1 and MENASTREAM

26 Mar 2019 description

Last week, organized violence in Asia remained static while the number of demonstration events decreased slightly. In South Asia, Indian security forces remained on high alert in Jammu & Kashmir while stepping up anti-Naxal operations elsewhere in the country in view of the upcoming general elections. In Southeast Asia, fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army resulted in at least five reported civilian deaths while clashes between the police and Mujahidin Indonesia Timur in Indonesia led to three reported fatalities.

25 Mar 2019 description
report ACTED

In the sprawling, chaotic Kutupalong “mega camp” where over 900,000 Rohingya refugees reside, finding any single person in the endless labyrinth of dust, huts, and bamboo bridges can seem like an impossible task.

25 Mar 2019 description

On March 25, 2019, a group of 19 nongovernmental organizations, including Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, sent an open letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcoming his initiative to review United Nations operations in Myanmar. In the letter, the NGOs strongly urge the Secretary-General to ensure that the review is open and transparent, and that its findings and recommendations are made public. They further urge Guterres to ensure that the review team has the necessary resources to complete its work and that it consult a wide range of stakeholders.

25 Mar 2019 description
report Theirworld

There are more than 25 million refugees in the world - over half of them under the age of 18. There are also 10 million stateless people who are denied a nationality and basic rights such as education, healthcare and freedom of movement.

Only 61% of refugee children are enrolled in primary education compared to 91% of all the world's children. Just 23% of refugee children are enrolled in secondary school, against 84% globally. Many of the schools refugee children do attend are makeshift ones in camps.

25 Mar 2019 description

DAKKA, 24th March, 2019 (WAM) -- Refugee camps in Bangladesh will see several support services underway to help improve Rohingya living conditions. The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, announced on Sunday that it began relief operations to improve sanitation and access to potable water, as well as adequate medical care.

24 Mar 2019 description

Shelter Cluster members are currently covering approximately 23% of the shelter needs reported in Kachin and Northern Shan States.

24 Mar 2019 description

Displacement started in June 2011 due to the fighting between the Government and the Kachin Independence Organization. The majority of IDPs live in camps along the Myanmar-China Border. Approximately 36% of IDPs live in camps in non-Government Controlled areas (NGCA).