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13 Jun 2018 description

Since January 2018, 9,286 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh, with almost 250 individuals arriving in the last two weeks. Refugees continue to cross the border into Bangladesh, more than half of whom are women and children.

UNHCR and partners have relocated over 13,600 out of approximately 41,700 refugees living in areas at high risk of landslides. As more relocation plots are being readied and identified, UNHCR and partners are racing to relocate the remaining population to safety.

13 Jun 2018 description

Risks of landslides

41,705 individuals at highest risk of landslides and prioritized for relocation including 24,126 individuals at highest risk of landslides and prioritized for relocation in KBE

Completed relocations

29,650 individuals relocated in 2018 to date including 14,709 individuals at highest risk of landslide and prioritized for relocation

Remaining

13 Jun 2018 description

Angshuman Choudhury
Researcher, and Coordinator Southeast Asia Research Programme(SEARP)

2018 has been a violent year in Myanmar. Besides the crisis in the northern Rakhine State concerning the Rohingyas, the country has been engulfed by incessant fighting between the Tatmadaw (the military) and various Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) from almost all sides.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Mizzima News

By Tin Shwe

A boy has drowned after incessant rain in Sagu Township, Minbu District while some houses were also washed away leaving some people homeless.

According to Magway Region, Relied and Resettlement Department, Sagu Township had incessant rain from June 9 to 12 and six houses were washed away in the torrential rain that left 976 people homeless. The child was drowned in a stream.

13 Jun 2018 description

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu inspected the progress of relief operations in Thandwe Township yesterday, following the recent flashfloods in the area.

The chief minister, State Minister Dr. Chan Thar, and other officials met families residing in the Shwe Sandaw Taungchay religious community building temporarily in Thandwe and gave cash donations yesterday.

A total of 80 people from 21 households in Thandwe wards left their homes to seek shelter in the Shwe Sandaw religious community building.

13 Jun 2018 description
interactive Minority Rights Group
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Peoples under Threat 2018: Government crackdowns on freedom of speech and political opposition now key factors in threat of mass killing and other violence

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The Peoples under Threat ranking highlights countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. The ranking is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing.

13 Jun 2018 description

The threat of mass killing, genocide and other violence is rising in countries where governments are resorting to repressive measures to suffocate dissent, according to new data analysis by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.

12 Jun 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Continued rains affected Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district over 9-11 June, causing damage and displacements.

  • Over 200 000 of the 900 000 refugees in camps, who fled Myanmar, are still living in areas considered to be at high risk of flooding and landslides (25 000 at very high risk).

  • Local authorities, along with international humanitarian actors, have been working around the clock to provide assistance, to secure infrastructure, including road access and drainage and improve preparedness.

12 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Humanitarian agencies supporting Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh are making progress in improving children's health—but the situation remains critical, a new assessment by nutrition experts, including Save the Children, reveals.

The study, which compares health data in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar from October 2017 to May 2018, reveals that while stunting rates have dropped from 44% to 38% in the main camp, this is still near the World Health Organisation's (WHO) critical health emergency threshold of 40%.