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17 Sep 2017 description
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Measles, rubella and polio vaccination campaign kicks off in refugee settlements

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COX’S BAZAR, 17 September 2017 – A vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio is underway to immunize 150,000 Rohingya children below the age of 15 in 68 refugee settlements close to the border with Myanmar.

14 Sep 2017 description
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COX’S BAZAR, 14 September 2017 - UNICEF trucks filled with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene supplies for thousands of Rohingya children are headed to Cox’s Bazar, with a steady stream of supplies in the pipeline for the coming days and weeks.

Up to 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August 25, with thousands more arriving every day. Around 60 per cent are children, according to preliminary estimates. The sheer number of refugees has overwhelmed pre-existing refugee camps, with new arrivals seeking shelter anywhere they can find space.

13 Sep 2017 description
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Highlights

• The influx of Rohingya has restarted following the attacks on the Myanmar Border Guard Police posts in the Rakhine state on 25 August 2017.

• On 12 September, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that 379,000 people are estimated to have entered Bangladesh since 25 August; The speed and magnitude of this influx has overwhelmed the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian agencies to respond to immediate needs.

13 Sep 2017 description
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Over 1,000 children separated from their families

COX BAZAR, DHAKA, 12 September 2017 - "We are facing an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees who are coming from Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh. More than 330,000 people have taken refuge in this district since 25 August.

08 Sep 2017 description
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By Simon Nazer

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director: “More than 125,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Bangladesh since 25 August. As many as 80 per cent of them are women and children. Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine State that have been wracked by violence.

“In Bangladesh, UNICEF is scaling up its response to provide refugee children with protection, nutrition, health, water and sanitation support.

07 Sep 2017 description
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

5 September 2017

  • 358,602 number of children in need of humanitarian assistance prior to August influx

  • 74,160 number of newly arrived children in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 123,600 number of new arrivals, since 25 August 2017 (ISCG SitRep, 4 September)

Highlights

• The influx of Rohingya has restarted following the attacks on the Myanmar Border Guard Police posts in the Rakhine state on 25 August.

05 Sep 2017 description
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NEW YORK, 5 September 2017 – “More than 125,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Bangladesh since 25 August, as many as 80 per cent of them are women and children. Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine State that have been wracked by violence.

“In Bangladesh, UNICEF is scaling up its response to provide refugee children with protection, nutrition, health, water and sanitation support.

01 Sep 2017 description
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Situation in Numbers

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$9.45 million

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01 Sep 2017 description
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DHAKA, 31 August 2017 - UNICEF with partners are scaling up the emergency response in the flood-affected northern and central parts of Bangladesh. UNICEF is also providing urgent support in Cox’s Bazar district with the recent influx of Rohingya children and their families. Children are the hardest hit and require the support to survive and outlive the physical and mental trauma of flood and displacement.

29 Aug 2017 description
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017 US$9.45 million

*Thanks to the generous contribution from donors, UNICEF Bangladesh has achieved its funding requirement for the coordination/operational set up sector, receiving US$421,530 over the requested amount for 2017.

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09 Aug 2017 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF has continued to address the key humanitarian needs of nearly 100,000 children in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine States, however ongoing conflict, access limitations and underfunding constrain UNICEF’s ability to reach thousands of displaced and conflict-affected people.

  • As of June 2017 over 98,000 conflict-affected children have access to psychosocial support through UNICEF and partner’s Child Protection programmes across the three states.

29 Jul 2017 description
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YANGON, 28 July 2017: UNICEF hails the endorsement of the revised Manual on Vital Registration by the Ministry of Planning and Finance this week, as a major milestone towards universal birth registration, the realization of the rights of every child in Myanmar, and their ability to access opportunities as adults.

12 Jul 2017 description
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Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).

11 Jul 2017 description
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Sin Tet Maw camp, Pauktaw, Rakhine State: It’s barely eight in the morning but already the rickety wooden classroom is shaking to the sound of young, rhythmic voices within.

“I love the monkey, I love the flower!” chant the children inside. “How are you? Fine, thank YOU!”

If the grasp of English pleasantries still needs some practice, there is no disputing the enthusiasm of the 30 or so pupils who sit on rough wooden benches inside the building. Outside, a green painted sign proclaims it to be the Basic Education Primary Level Teaching School Temporary No. 2.

11 Jul 2017 description
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Kayin State and South-East Myanmar

Ann Ka Law village, Kayin State, Myanmar: The little boy looked nervously at the metallic object in his hand. It didn’t look like a toy, but the friends he was playing with were yelling at him to throw it at the bamboo patch a few metres away.

“It felt heavy – and the metal was hot,” recalled Saw Ba Sun, aged 9. “Somehow, I knew it was dangerous.”

11 Jul 2017 description
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Kachin State

Bhamo, Kachin State: 28 October 2013 was the day Kachin State’s long-running conflict finally reached the village of Mong Dein Pa. It was also a day the head teacher at the local school, Mr La Nu, 54, would never forget.

“Suddenly the shooting was all around us. I gathered my wife and son and two nephews, and we ran into the forest,” La Nu recalled. It took two terrifying days and nights before the family managed to reach safety in the town of Bhamo.

23 Jun 2017 description
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Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and the Myanmar UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children

Yangon/New York – The Tatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. Since the signature of a Joint Action Plan (JAP) between the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children and the Tatmadaw in 2012, 849 children and young people have been released by the army.

20 Jun 2017 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF requires US$20.7 million to implement its 2017-2018 Response Plan for Undocumented Myanmar National (UMN) children. For 2017, to address the needs of affected children and their families, UNICEF is seeking US$9.45 million.

14 Jun 2017 description
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Yangon, 13 June 2017- As momentum is building up towards the global celebration of Father’s Day on 18 June, UNICEF Myanmar draws attention to the critical importance of the first 1,000 days in a child’s life. Scientific evidence shows that it is during this first 1000 days in a child’s life that investments in the child’s development reap the highest returns.

02 Jun 2017 description
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UNICEF ramps up aid delivery for children and families affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar

NEW YORK/BANGKOK/KATHMANDU, 1 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days, UNICEF has warned. Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services.