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11 Sep 2018 description

The Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP) convenes key humanitarian agencies to work toward system-wide accountability for genderbased violence (GBV) prevention and response in emergencies. Our goal as a partnership is that all actors prioritize and coordinate GBV response services and integrate GBV prevention across sectors from the outset of an emergency.

24 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian access restrictions impede the delivery of health care services to vulnerable populations in Rakhine.

  • Monsoon rains and flooding affect thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar and Rakhine.

  • ISCG reports additional funding is needed to address needs in Cox’s Bazar.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

26 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon weather affects vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar and Rakhine

  • UN leadership calls for additional support for Rohingya refugee response efforts during early-July trip to Cox’s Bazar

  • Asian Development Bank approves $100 million and World Bank announces $50 million for Rohingya refugee relief

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Jul 2018 description
  • Can Universal Health Coverage prioritize health impact?
  • Are long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria control sufficient and sustainable?
  • How can we keep up the momentum to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2030?
  • How can observation uncover issues critical to ensuring health interventions succeed?
  • What elements are essential to improving voluntary contraception use among married youth?
  • How can high-risk advanced maternal age and high parity pregnancies be averted?
29 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State prompts nearly 706,400 people to flee to Bangladesh

  • Access constraints continue to impede humanitarian assistance in Burma’s Kachin,
    Rakhine, and Shan states

  • USG partners respond to monsoon-related damage in Bangladesh and Burma, amid continued preparedness activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh

  • USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts

  • Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 May 2018 description

Readout

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 21, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, has caused a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. The violence in Burma has forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 212,000 Rohingya living in the country prior to August 2017, according to the UN.

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Burma has a population of approximately 53 million people, comprising at least 135 ethnic groups. Armed conflict, inter-communal violence, high food prices and recurrent natural disasters continue to undermine food security in Burma. According to the UN, approximately 779,000 conflict-affected people living in Kachin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan states are vulnerable to severe food insecurity.

15 May 2018 description

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today, the United States announced more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $299 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.