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26 Nov 2017 description

London, November 24, 2017 — Responding to the announcement that the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, Sanna Johnson, Regional Director for Asia at the International Rescue Committee said:

"This announcement is deeply worrying. Refugees are still arriving in camps in Cox’s Bazar on a daily basis, indicating that the Rohingya population continues to face significant threat, so talk of repatriation is, at best, premature.

11 Nov 2017 description
  • As health conditions for Rohingya deteriorate, IRC launches emergency response

  • Over $12 million needed to provide life-saving services in Myanmar and Bangladesh with tenfold increase in severe malnutrition compared to last year

  • 40,000 Rohingya children face malnutrition and require life-saving assistance

19 Oct 2017 description
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Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) - description

The Policy and Advocacy Task Team of the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) 1 recognizes the continuing generosity of the Government and people of Bangladesh in keeping their borders open to the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and violence in Myanmar.

The GBVAoR, in support of the Bangladesh GBV Sub-Sector, calls upon donors and states to:

07 Oct 2017 description

Executive summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Relief International (RI) carried out a multi-sector assessment between September 29 and October 3, 2017 with the aim of better understanding the priority needs of the influx of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) – Rohingya – in Bangladesh, as well as the locations in which assistance is most needed from the humanitarian community. To date, an estimated 515,000 UMN have fled violence in Myanmar for Bangladesh.1

27 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:

One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.

16 Sep 2017 description

“Action Against Hunger UK, ActionAid UK, Christian Aid, Save the Children UK and the International Rescue Committee UK strongly condemn the attacks carried out on 25 August. We are deeply concerned by the spiralling violence that has followed across Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. We are also concerned about reports of extensive loss of life of civilians and the immense suffering that is producing the displacement of thousands of people from their homes and livelihoods.

12 Jul 2017 description
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RTAP Assessment Summary
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RTAP Theory of Change

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).

22 Jun 2017 description

Analyzing overcrowded camp conditions in Sittwe and their impact on health and protection

In 2012, inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state led to the displacement of approximately 145,000 people, 94% of whom were Muslim. Around 76,000 Muslim internally displaced people (IDPs) were temporarily housed in 11 planned camps in rural Sittwe Township. They were subject to heavy restrictions on their freedom of movement and unable to return to their areas of origin.

25 Jan 2017 description

The undersigned humanitarian and development NGOs operating in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Myanmar are gravely concerned about the continually escalating armed conflict and the severely deteriorating security situation for the civilian population in Kachin and Northern Shan States.

13 Oct 2015 description

Yangon, 13 October 2015 –Hundreds of Rakhine State villagers whose livelihoods were destroyed by the Cyclone Komen floods are reclaiming their means of income thanks to financial support from The Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund, LIFT, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

13 Apr 2015 description

Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand—The International Rescue Committee is assisting over 700 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fire broke out in the Ban Mae Nai Soi refugee camp in northern Thailand on April 7. Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in the fire, along with a school and several IRC health training facilities.

“It’s a terrible situation for families who were already displaced by war and conflict,” said Christine Petrie, the director of IRC programs in Thailand. “We are doing everything we can to support the community.”

16 Sep 2014 description

*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 20 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand / Myanmar border.


19 Apr 2013 description

On Friday 22nd March a massive fire broke out in the Ban Mae Surin refugee Temporary Shelter located in Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province. The incident left 37 dead and others seriously injured, and completely ravaged two sections of the camp destroying the homes and limited possessions of 2,300 refugees (more than half of the entire population). This situation report presents the joint humanitarian response, up‐dates on the priority requirements, and indicates the agreed actions.

GeneralUpdate on Situation:

03 Dec 2010 description

It is early morning in Wat Maha Wong, a Buddhist temple overlooking the muddy Moei River on the Thailand side of the border with Myanmar. Hundreds of ragged and exhausted people huddle on straw mats waiting for food and medical care. They are among some one thousand people who have fled a fresh outbreak of fighting in eastern Myanmar, formerly Burma, between an ethnic rebel group and government troops.

22 Nov 2010 description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is taking part in a coordinated humanitarian effort to offer assistance to an estimated 20,000 people who fled to Thailand in the wake of post-election violence in Myanmar. The IRC is providing health services and distributing emergency supplies to the displaced.

"We are very concerned about the well being of the people who remain displaced by the fighting," said Shane Scanlon, the IRC's deputy director in Thailand who is …

22 Nov 2010 description

Posted by Peter.Biro on November 22nd, 2010

Tanaw, 27, who uses only one name, is one of 15 midwives in the Tham Hin camp. "Part of my job is to make sure that pregnant women know how to take care of their children, before and after birth," she says. "I talk to them about the nutrients they need and how to avoid infections."

I recently spent a day with Tanaw, one of 15 IRC-trained midwives in Tham Hin, a patchwork of bamboo huts housing nearly 8,000 Burmese refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar border.