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23 Mar 2019 description

ABU DHABI, 23rd March, 2019 (WAM) -- The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has announced the launch of the 'Zayed Al Khair Camp' which will see thousands of Rohingya refugee women and children receive medical care, under the supervision of a UAE-Bangladesh volunteer medical team.

23 Mar 2019 description

Action on Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

23 Mar 2019 description

A la fois le manque et l’excès d’eau peuvent être difficiles pour les travailleurs humanitaires.

20 litres par personne et par jour - c’est la quantité minimale d’eau que le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a pour objectif de fournir à chaque réfugié vivant dans un camp de réfugiés. Pourtant, dans 43% seulement des camps, le HCR est en mesure d’atteindre ce niveau décisif. Le changement climatique est l’un des principaux facteurs qui rendent, chaque jour, l’approvisionnement en eau des réfugiés de plus en plus difficile.

23 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les enfants pris dans des conflits prolongés sont trois fois plus susceptibles de mourir d’une maladie transmise par l’eau que de la violence

NEW YORK, le 22 mars 2019 – Les enfants de moins de 15 ans vivant dans des pays touchés par des conflits prolongés sont, en moyenne, près de trois fois plus susceptibles de mourir d’une maladie diarrhéique provoquée par un manque d’eau salubre, d’assainissement et d’hygiène que des effets directs de la violence, affirme l’UNICEF dans un nouveau rapport paru aujourd’hui.

22 Mar 2019 description

Laura Curkendall

My recent drive to Ban Don Yang refugee camp was…intense.

It took a little less than an hour to get to the camp from the larger town where my CWS colleagues and I had spent the previous night; but ultimately we didn’t travel all that far. The problem was the road. We were told that it’s impossibly muddy in the rainy season. Now, in the dry season the caked mud made for very uneven ground. We were in a tough pickup truck; I can’t imagine how the families we saw on motorbikes fared.

22 Mar 2019 description

In Numbers

550,162 people assisted in February 2019

US$ 1.05 million cash-based transfers made

4,096 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 16.05 m six months (March 2019 - August 2019) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

22 Mar 2019 description

By Gennike Mayers, IFRC

“We have good water like medicine. It tastes good and does not cause disease but if we have this water and not enough toilets how can we stop disease?” said Halama Khaton, 40, who fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine in August 2017. “When we came at first, the water was not good. There was one borehole and the water had too much iron. You could see the iron colour and it tasted bad but we had no choice. People were sick but we didn’t know if it was because of the water or something else.”

22 Mar 2019 description
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NAY PYI TAW – U.S.-based agricultural experts are in Myanmar this week working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI) and farming communities to mitigate the spread of a new agricultural pest called Fall Armyworm, which has the potential to dramatically reduce maize crop production in Myanmar. ‎Today, the U.S.

22 Mar 2019 description

In this statement delivered during the Item 2 General Debate of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty raised concern about the human rights situations in Venezuela and Myanmar, responding to updates by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Item 2 General Debate: Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

UN Human Rights Council Fortieth session

25 February – 22 March 2019

Mr. President,

22 Mar 2019 description
report European Commission

On 21 March 2019, in the presence of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Finance U Tun Tun Naing officially launched the education budget support programme of the European Union (EU) in Myanmar. The ceremony was attended by Union Minister of Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister of Planning and Finance U Soe Win, and officials of their respective ministries and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.

22 Mar 2019 description
report UN Women

Women and Children Help Desk inaugurated

Bangladesh Police, Cox’s Bazar and UN Women launched a Women and Children Help Desk, the first of its kind in Rohingya camps, at Madhuchara Police Camp-1 in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday 3 March 2019. Rohingya women leaders, Government high officials, UN agencies, international and local organizations, Camp-in-Charges and different forum members attended the opening ceremony.

22 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children living in protracted conflicts are three times more likely to die from water-related diseases than from violence – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 22 March 2019 – Children under the age of 15 living in countries affected by protracted conflict are, on average, almost three times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene than by direct violence, UNICEF said in a new report today.

21 Mar 2019 description

Sher Ka Myee’s shop looks like many grocery shops or convenience stores around the world. She sells lots of different foods, including eggs, oil, chicken, pork, fish, vegetables and several types of rice. She sells bottled water and other drinks, as well household items like shampoo and soap.

She has been operating this shop for a decade now, but recently there have been some big changes.

21 Mar 2019 description

40th session of the Human Rights Council
20 March 2019

Distinguished President,
Members of the Human Rights Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends

21 Mar 2019 description

Volker Türk, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, concluded his visit to Bangladesh today, following high-level discussions with the Government of Bangladesh on the pursuit of solutions to the Rohingya refugee crisis.

21 Mar 2019 description

UNHCR and its partners are using solar power to help provide safe, clean water to thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

By Caroline Gluck and Iffath Yeasmine in Kutupalong refugee site, Bangladesh. | 21 March 2019

For months after fleeing violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee Nurul Salam and his wife Lalu Begum drew water from a hand pump that frequently left their family with sore throats and diarrhoea.

21 Mar 2019 description

In Numbers

12,592 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 3.43 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 90.33 m six months (March 2019 - Aug 2019) net funding requirements for CSP of which US$ 83 m is for Cox’s Bazar, L2 Emergency Response.

1.3 m people assisted in February 2019

WFP Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar