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23 Jan 2018 description

In brief: The Logistics Emergency Teams

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) comprises four global logistics and transportation companies: UPS, A.P. Moeller Maersk, Agility and DP World.

The LET partnership is facilitated by the World Economic Forum since 2005 and it is now entering its twelfth year.

23 Jan 2018 description

SECTOR OBJECTIVES

  • Boys and girls under five and PLW have access to early identification and life saving treatment for acute malnutrition in affected areas for a period of 6 months.

  • Boys and girls under five, PLW and adolescent girls have access to nutrition services for prevention of acute malnutrition in affected areas for a period of 6 months..

  • Strengthen Nutrition Sector coordination for effective nutrition emergency response planning, implementation, monitoring and capacity building of partners.

05 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report focuses on lessons learned by WFP from the Ready to Respond project, a joint UN humanitarian preparedness programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Ready to Respond was instigated in late 2013 by UNICEF and WFP, who were joined in 2015 by OCHA and UNHCR. DFID’s support enabled the agencies to implement a wide range of preparedness activities, aiming at reinforcing their own capacity and the capacity of partners in being better prepared to respond to disasters.

05 Jan 2018 description

COX’S BAZAR – A new study shows that although more than 90 percent of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar have received emergency food assistance, a major concern is limited access to a well-diversified and balanced diet.

04 Jan 2018 description

Overall vulnerability to food insecurity

Since 25 August 2017, Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has experienced a large influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence that erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar. As of November 2017, four in five of the new arrivals are fully dependent on external assistance, while 19 percent can at least partially meet their own needs. The situation is only slightly better among the refugees who arrived prior to August 2017.

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) received USD 600,000 funding from the Government of Japan and USD 300,000 from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ETS is now 66% funded – out of the US$ 1,201,115 requested for the sector’s activities for January to December 2018.

13 Dec 2017 description

KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$500,000 contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society for urgent food assistance to Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state for safety in Bangladesh.

The contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society will help WFP to provide food and nutrition assistance to more than 14,000 refugees in the Cox’s Bazar region. Families will be provided with a nutritious food ration of rice, lentils and vegetable oil for a period of three months.

28 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues with the Level 3 emergency response as 607,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

  • WFP is providing food assistance to the increasing influx through the provision of fortnightly rations of rice, lentils and oil; micronutrient fortified biscuits to people as they arrive; as well as SuperCereal for pregnant and nursing women and children under 5.