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04 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd February, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE doctors have launched the second phase of the operational stage of the Zayed Humanitarian Field Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya refugees, by increasing its capacity to 200 patients per day.

The capacity of outpatient clinics have been increased to receive maximum number of patients, especially children and the elderly, due to the large number of refugees in the UAE field hospital.

04 Feb 2018 description

Refugees have multiple concerns about camp safety, food and children, new UNHCR assessment shows. But they also draw strength from community bonds.

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – The violence that forced over 640,000 Rohingya from their Myanmar homes left Sahar, 18, without kin. Her mother, father and brother were all burned alive before she escaped the carnage with little more than her life.

04 Feb 2018 description

With regard to the End of Mission Statement by Ms. Yanghee Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, on 1 February 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand wishes to state the followings:

  1. The Royal Thai Government believes in constructive dialogue, building trust and confidence, and positive engagement with all actors. It was in this spirit that we facilitated the Special Rapporteur’s meetings with Government representatives while in Thailand.

03 Feb 2018 description

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to 6 weeks helping more than 3,000 displaced Rohingya.

The UK Emergency Medical Team (EMT), deployed to the camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh following a deadly outbreak of diphtheria, is heading home after bringing the disease under control.

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to six weeks triaging more than 3000 Rohingya people.

02 Feb 2018 description
  • 900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar District

  • 688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

  • 1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

Over the past two weeks, Site Management and Protection teams have been conducting an assessment to map out existing governance structures and learn how displaced women, men and various at-risk groups—including adolescent girls and women and girls with disabilities—participate in site life and site decision-making processes.

02 Feb 2018 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 2 February 2018
Theme: Maldives, Kenya and Myanmar

(1) Maldives

We urge the Government of the Maldives to fully respect yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction and order a retrial of former President Mohamed Nasheed and to release eight other political prisoners who have been detained in the Maldives, as well as the Court’s reinstatement of 12 suspended opposition Members of Parliament.

02 Feb 2018 description

The conflict between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has escalated in several areas in Kachin State since 19 January 2018, including in Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are concerned about the safety of civilians in these areas. Every effort needs to be made to ensure the protection of civilians and safe access to humanitarian assistance for all those affected by the conflict.

Tanai Township

02 Feb 2018 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.

02 February 2018

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners are ramping up efforts to mitigate some of the expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh. The adverse weather conditions, including potential cyclones, could put tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staying at the highly congested settlements in Cox’s Bazar district at serious risk.

02 Feb 2018 description

STOCKHOLM – The Swedish Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, with Sweden making a historic commitment of approximately US$370 million in flexible funds to WFP over the next four years (2018 to 2021). The contribution is the largest ever made by a donor within a WFP Strategic Partnership Agreement.

02 Feb 2018 description

91.1 M required for 2018

12.7 M contributions received, representing 14% of requirements

78.4 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

02 Feb 2018 description

Rohingya Society Malaysia opens a shelter for Rohingya refugee survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and their families in the Klang Valley.

By Yante Ismail and Michelle Goh, UNHCR Malaysia | 02 February 2018

31 January 2018 - A safe transitional home run by refugees have opened its doors to Rohingya refugee survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and their families in the Klang Valley.

02 Feb 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know today

  • A total of 688,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 21 January 2018)

01 Feb 2018 description

Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, would attend the Security Council’s meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, on 20 February, Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing at Headquarters today.

Presenting the 15-member organ’s work programme for February, he said conflict mediation, preventative diplomacy, humanitarian issues and enhanced Council working methods would be priorities for the Kuwaiti presidency.

01 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Justin Forsyth

I was shocked by the stories I heard from Rohingya children on my recent visit to Bangladesh + to see the work of UNICEF and its partners to help 680,000 Rohingya refugees, 58% of which are children.

01 Feb 2018 description
report Harvard University

This report provides baseline results from the formative phase of the three-year external evaluation, conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), of the DEPP.


01 Feb 2018 description

SEOUL/GENEVA (1 February 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating hundreds of thousands of refugees anytime soon was premature.

01 Feb 2018 description

Seoul, 1 February 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to address you this afternoon. It is quite unusual for me to hold this press conference here, in a country not related to my mandate as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. However, these are unusual circumstances in the discharge of my mandate. For the first time since I was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council I have not been given access to the country I am responsible for reporting on.