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21 Mar 2019 description

In Numbers (Inter-sector Coordination Group)

745,000 refugee arrivals since August 2017.
15,247 refugee arrivals since January 2018.

During February:

890,000 refugees received food assistance
126,538 families received in-kind food
66,577 families received e-voucher assistance

Highlights

  • Over 60 percent of the refugee population have received WFP assistance card (powered by SCOPE), which will facilitate access to evoucher modality from general food assistance.

21 Mar 2019 description

2019: A YEAR OF TRANSITION

WFP supports over 890,000 Rohingya refugees with life-saving food and nutrition assistance, in addition to playing an imminent role as a common service provider.

In 2019, WFP plans to continue transitioning refugees from in-kind paper-based to e-voucher modality for food assistance. In the latter, refugees are given an array of food options: 12 mandatory and eight seasonal food items.

21 Mar 2019 description
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Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China

Government Inaction, Conflict, China’s ‘Gender Gap’ Fuel Sexual Slavery

(Yangon) – The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

20 Mar 2019 description

The focus in this review is on DFID priority countries with evidence of high maternal or newborn mortality

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20 Mar 2019 description

From the editors

Education is one of the most important aspects of our lives – vital to our development, our understanding and our personal and professional fulfilment throughout life. It is, as described by 23 displaced students who have co-authored one of the articles in this issue, the “key to life”. In times of crisis, however, millions of displaced young people miss out on months or years of education, and this is damaging to them and their families, as well as to their societies, both in the short and long term.

20 Mar 2019 description

The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies.

The Fund has three components:

(i) a working capital component to advance funds once a resource partner's commitment is secured toward the immediate procurement of inputs to protect livelihoods, restart agricultural activities or contribute to an immediate response to a crisis;

20 Mar 2019 description
  • Construction on the microbiology facility has begun as per the approved floorplan at the IEDCR Field Laboratory, Cox’s Bazar. In addition, the installation of a new distilled water facility is well underway.

  • A total of 38 alerts (triggers) were reported and reviewed in the EWARS system in week 10 2019, which is lower than previous week (60 in week 9). All alerts were reviewed within 48 hours.

  • 612 Diphtheria anti-toxin treatments (DAT) were sent to support emergency response in Yemen

20 Mar 2019 description

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization warns pest is “here to stay” – but it can be managed to limit damage

20/03/2019 Bangkok, Thailand An insect that can infest and damage hundreds of hectares of maize fields, literally overnight, is sweeping across Asia – alarming smallholder farmers and threatening livelihoods – but the damage can be limited, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.

20 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Fighting continues to displace people in Rakhine and Shan States causing displacement of 3,700 people bringing the total displacement in the first two months of the year to approximately 7,500 people.

  • Kachin State has not experienced armed conflict and resulting displacement since September 2018 resulting in the lowest level of fighting since 2016.

20 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore visited Cox’s Bazar on 25 and 26 February. The Executive Director called for global action, noting that “A generation of Rohingya children and young people cannot be left without the education and skills to build a life for themselves… With the right investment, the Rohingya can be an asset to their community and to the world.”

19 Mar 2019 description

Last week, levels of organized violence declined while demonstration events too continued to decrease across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, following the announcement of the dates for the general elections by the Election Commission of India, a surge in election-related events as well as organized violence by Maoist rebels was recorded.

19 Mar 2019 description

More than 10 million USD will advance food and nutrition security and sustainable agricultural livelihoods through projects in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

19 Mar 2019 description
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The Acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Knut Ostby is deeply concerned about new reports of fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar security forces which continue to cause civilian casualties and displacement of communities in Rakhine State.

Mr. Ostby urges all sides of the conflict to ensure the protection of civilians, resolve differences through peaceful means, uphold their responsibilities under International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, including the preservation of sites of cultural heritage.

18 Mar 2019 description

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and EmergencyResponse (UN-SPIDER) and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) carried out a joint high-level advocacy workshop in Myanmar under auspices of the country’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettle­ment (MSWRR).

18 Mar 2019 description

Since 25 August 2017, people from Rakhine state of Myanmar entered Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh crossing the border. A situation of statelessness imposed over generations to the most vulnerable. With the support from the host community and the Government, they settled down in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas. The people and the Government of Bangladesh welcomed a massive influx of people from Rakhine State with resounding generosity and open borders.