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21 Sep 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian aid worth US$1.5 million through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for emergency assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since the violent clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

21 Sep 2017 description

At a Bangladesh refugee camp, those who fled Myanmar in the 1990s give food, shelter and clothing to new arrivals in greatest need.

By Tim Gaynor | 21 September 2017

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – Nasima Khatum became a refugee in Bangladesh in 1992, at the age of 10.

Now a mother, she cooks up large pots of rice over a wood fire to feed famished fellow Rohingya refugees fleeing an outbreak of violence that erupted in Myanmar in late August.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

Since August 25th, there has been a steady escalation of violence against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, Myanmar. More than 415,000 people have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh and are now seeking refuge in the Cox Bazaar region. Many refugees have settled in makeshift camps, with limited supplies of food or water, and almost no access to medical care. Almost 80% of the refugees are women (including pregnant women) and children.

21 Sep 2017 description

When Rehana Begum, 20, fled Myanmar for Bangladesh she was heavily pregnant with twins, struggling for three days across mountains and spending two further days sleeping on the side of the road once she crossed the border.

On the day she arrived at Unchiprang camp, an informal settlement for new arrivals, she gave birth to a boy and a girl. The baby boy died during childbirth, and her husband Sulaiman had to bury him in an unmarked grave in the mud next to their tent.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Kutupalong, Bangladesh – A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a huge public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingya more than 422,000 people have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar within a three week period. The most recent influx of Rohingya refugees has added to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years.

21 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh - As a result of the close cooperation between the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works (KSRelief) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to urgently respond to the needs of Rohingya in Bangladesh, the King Salman Centre has provided aid in the form of 100 tons of food, shelter and core relief items (tents, sleeping mats, blankets and food baskets). IOM has chartered a Boeing 747 to transport the aid to Bangladesh. The plane will arrive in Chittagong, Bangladesh, at 2 am on Friday (22/09).

21 Sep 2017 description

Trauma. Childbirth. Anxiety. Disease.

These are some of the priority health needs of the more than 420,000 vulnerable people who have sought refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, after fleeing their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state beginning late August. Over 388,000 of them – mostly women, children and the elderly – now reside in a series of makeshift and spontaneous settlements wedged between the Bay of Bengal and the swollen Naf river.

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Several incidents in central Rakhine over the past 24 hours indicate a serious deterioration of the security situation. In the late evening of 18 September, an ICRC vessel, which was being loaded with supplies for distribution, was attacked by a large group of protesters. Threats against United Nations and INGO offices are reportedly circulating on social media. All agencies have been advised to remain vigilant.

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Six Myanmar soldiers, including regiment officers, have admitted to killing three ethnic Kachin refugees in the town of Mansi in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state, where the national army is engaged in hostilities with an ethnic armed group, a village official said.

The soldiers confessed that they were responsible for the killings during a hearing at military court on Tuesday in Mansi.

21 Sep 2017 description

Members of the Committee for the Implementation of Recommendations on Arakan State arrived yesterday in state capital Sittwe, where they met with Nyi Pu, the region’s chief minister.

Nyi Pu and members of his regional government met the delegation at Sittwe airport before escorting them to one of the many camps sheltering internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Arakan, also known as Rakhine.

21 Sep 2017 description

Several days of constant rains have caused rivers to burst their banks in western Chin State, with the townships of Falam and Kalay particularly affected.

In Falam, the Sae Gyi creek in Khai Kan has overflowed, inundating nearby residences and forcing families to abandon their homes.

According to the district information department in Falam, some 20 houses in Ward (3), nearby the creek, are at risk of crumbling due to the floods. Seven families have already been relocated to stay with friends and relatives after their homes were pronounced too unsafe.

21 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

Your partner is shot right in front of your eyes…he falls down… cries for help. But you don’t stop.

You continue to run… run breathlessly… until you’re far, far away from your bleeding partner…and you still don’t know if they are dead or alive…

This is what happened to Ayesha (22) from Myanmar. She was sharing her tales of horror.

It was a regular everyday morning.

Ayesha was doing household chores and her husband Abdur was getting ready to open his small grocery shop.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK) to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar and deliver medical assistance, including supporting mobile and static clinics, distributing medical supplies and addressing nutritional needs.