- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 2 2017 | June – 22 September
- Statement of INGO’s in Myanmar, 31 August 2017 [EN/MY]
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report, August 2017
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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.
Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 15 September 2017 — International aid agencies are struggling to meet the basic needs of people flowing into Bangladesh from Myanmar.
“This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
This Revised Emergency Appeal is urgently seeking 12,763,504 Swiss francs to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in delivering assistance and support to a cumulative total of 100,000 people. The budget includes 2,070,00 Swiss francs allocation for the deployment of Emergency Response Units (ERUs).
Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 7 September 2017 — Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is urgently scaling up efforts to provide water, food and other aid to displaced people who have recently crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from Rakhine state, Myanmar.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 4,712,033 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 20,000 families (100,000 people) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods (including unconditional cash) and disaster risk reduction (DRR).
This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 4,040,219 Swiss francs (increased from 3,265,766 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 people over a period of 18 months (extended from nine months).
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,674,188 Swiss francs (increased from1,296,519 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 80,000 people (increased from 50,000 people) for eight months.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the crisis
Tropical cyclone (TC) Mora hit the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong on 30 May. The impact of the strong winds and heavy rains from the cyclone also caused damage to houses and IDP shelters in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, particularly in the northern areas of the state. States/regions of Chin, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Sagaing were also affected but with limited damages.
The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,296,519 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 50,000 people for six months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter; food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. The Appeal also reflects the allocation of 64,273 Swiss francs to support the IFRC’s role as convenor of the IASC Shelter Cluster.
Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur, 13 June 2017 – Southeast Bangladesh is reeling from the effects of the monsoon season as days of severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
By Gurvinder Singh, IFRC
This information bulletin reflects the current situation and action taken by Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) to date. The Bangladesh Red Cross Society (BDRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) received an allocation of CHF 110,111 from Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 31 May 2017 to provide immediate relief to the population affected by Tropical Cyclone Mora (TC Mora). BDRCS is currently mobilizing its response through the DREF allocation.
Tropical Cyclone Mora made landfall early this morning along Bangladesh’s South West coastline between Cox’s Bazaar and the city of Chittagong. The storm was packing winds of between 89 -117 kilometers per hour and throughout the day, high winds and heavy rains have battered several districts in the region. The Bangladesh meteorological office has warned that coastal areas could face flooding as a result of 4-5 metre storm surges along the sea front.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is required, and a DREF request is currently being prepared.
October-December 2016: Mass population movements influx from Rakhine State in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar takes place.
2 January 2017: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) requests support from its in-country partners to scale-up activities.
17 January 2017: 273,151 Swiss francs allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).
25-31 January 2017: A joint Movement (BDRCS, IFRC and ICRC) assessment takes place in different areas of Cox’s Bazar district.
Since 9 October, 2016 more than 69,0001 Myanmar nationals arrive in Bangladesh due to internal violence. The huge number of new flux of Myanmar nationals’ in Cox Bazar district; is not only related with suffering of them, it’s also suffering for old influx and Bangladeshis host communities since it brings competition over limited local job market, food and health facilities.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Monsoon rains in the last week of July 2016 brought extensive flooding in several townships of Ayeyarwarddy, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing and Yangon regions and parts of Kachin State. The Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported on 16 August 2016 that at least 474,560 people were displaced from their homes due to the floods.
By Raqibul Alam, IFRC
Just a few months ago, 10-year-old Rameda Begum had a normal life growing up in Rakhine state in western Myanmar. She went to school, played with her friends and enjoyed the company of her family. Now, like thousands of other children who fled an upsurge of violence in northern areas of Rakhine, Rameda is living a life of uncertainty in a makeshift camp in the district of Cox’s Bazar in neighboring Bangladesh. She has no clear news about her home, or when she could return.