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17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 17 October 2017 - Without immediate additional funding, UNICEF will not be able to continue providing lifesaving aid and protection to Rohingya children who have fled horrific violence in Myanmar for refuge in Bangladesh. Almost 60 per cent of the 582,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar since August 25 are children – and thousands more are crossing each week.

17 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

Close to half a million refugees from Myanmar are in urgent need of assistance as they have either witnessed or experienced gender-based violence, warns the international aid organization CARE.

17 Oct 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The UN Refugee Agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of thousands of new arrivals who are stranded near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman Para border crossing point in Ukhia district in the country’s south-east.

17 Oct 2017 description

The Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 6 was finalized on 16 October, and has identified 582,000 new arrivals since 25 August. The monitoring has been conducted across Kutupalong expansion site, as well as settlements and host communities in Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu. The increase in the number of new arrivals compared to the last report is not as a result of a significant influx of refugees across the border, but instead due to strengthened assessments within the settlements and host communities. The dataset and full report will be available on 17 October 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

Private donors raise money, food and clothing to fill yawning aid gap as Myanmar displacement into Bangladesh tops 537,000.

MAINAR GUNA, Bangladesh – At the end of a 22-hour drive from their village in northern Bangladesh, a busload of textile workers parks in the pelting rain.

In the mud, thousands of famished men, women and children line up to receive bags stuffed with sugar, biscuits and flat rice, handed out through the fogged-up windows of the bus.

17 Oct 2017 description


  • As of 15 October 2017, cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district (Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu): 537 000 1 , including 89 000 in host communities, 212 000 in Kutupalong Balukhali camps and 162 000 in new spontaneous sites.

  • The speed and scale of the influx has triggered a humanitarian emergency where close to three quarters of a million displaced people are depending on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water, sanitation and other life-saving needs.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Hugh Reilly

9 October 2017

What’s the situation?

A humanitarian crisis of near biblical proportions. Since 25 August, 515,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. They tell stories of villages being burned, family members being executed, children killed, women raped.

17 Oct 2017 description

Communiqué de presse

De Affaires mondiales Canada

Le 16 octobre 2017 - South Glengarry, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a souligné la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation en annonçant l’octroi d’une contribution à la Banque canadienne de grains afin d’offrir une aide alimentaire à plus de 25 000 réfugiés rohingyas installés dans des abris informels au Bangladesh.

17 Oct 2017 description

This Incident Report describes a killing case of a man with mental illness by the suspected perpetrator who has avoided arrest by staying with a local militia group. The killing took place in upper A--- village, Mate Tha Lin Taung village tract, Leik Tho Town, Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Newly released satellite images reveal that at least 288 villages were partially or totally destroyed by fire in northern Rakhine State in Burma since August 25, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The destruction encompassed tens of thousands of structures, primarily homes inhabited by ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

17 Oct 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017
  • 63.1 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements
  • 126.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 Oct 2017 description
report Caritas

by Stefan Teplan, Caritas Germany

The town of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is a tourist destination with luxury five star hotels and 120 km of sandy beaches. In the last month it has become famous for a different reason, with the arrival of over half a million forcibly displaced Rohingya from Myanmar. They are now encamped an hour south of the town in what is fast becoming the world’s biggest refugee camp.