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12 Dec 2017 description

Inaction Will Enable Further Abuse of Vulnerable Rohingya

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should take prompt, concerted, and effective international action to respond to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, Human Rights Watch and 80 other nongovernmental organizations said today in a joint appeal to the council.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since 25 August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses in Rakhine state, Myanmar. This new wave of Rohingya refugees adds on to a pre-existing Rohingya community in people in total. The Rohingya refugees this influx, as well as previous waves, are living in spontaneous settlements (most recent arrivals), makeshift camps (previous waves), in registered camps (those Rohingya that have been registered as refugees) and in host communities.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since 25 August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented arrival of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Those who have fled speak of seeing children targeted for brutal sexual violence, and killed and maimed indiscriminately. Others have told of their children being abducted, or of living in fear of their children being taken away.

14 Nov 2017 description

Eight of Australia’s major humanitarian organisations have issued a joint plea for urgent funds to help more than a million people who have fled extreme violence in Myanmar.

The new initiative is a reflection of the severity of the situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh—the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

The mass movement of people to the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh has become increasingly desperate.

31 Oct 2017 description

Introduction

On 14 October, the Shelter/NFI Sector carried out an inter-agency (IOM, UNHCR & Save the Children) rapid assessment of 12 households in Zone EE of Kutupalong Makeshift Camp using Key Informant methodology. This assessment focused on the needs of the new arrivals in the camp and their living conditions.

28 Oct 2017 description

Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UN Agencies (UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO and WFP) and Nutrition Sector Partners call for all involved in the response to the influx of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to provide appropriate, prompt support for the feeding and care of infants, young children and their mothers as a critical means of supporting child survival, growth and development and avoiding malnutrition, illness and death.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 19, 2017) — Overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse, Save the Children has warned.

More than 450,000 school-age Rohingya children are currently out of school in Bangladesh – including 270,000 who have arrived since the violence and killing broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on August 25 – taking away one of the most important protective mechanisms for children.

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:

01 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

I see children everywhere. They don’t talk and they don’t play. In Kutuplaong Camp, where over a thousand Rohingyas live, their silence is their story.

The camp is a 90-minute drive from Cox’s Bazar. On entering, I see good Samaritans throwing relief supplies to the outstretched hands of hundreds of people.

29 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Poor access to clean drinking water and basic health services, coupled with frequent monsoon rains, has sparked growing concern of an outbreak of water-borne diseases like cholera among Rohingyas who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 3:56pm
Reducing the risk of an outbreak, which could spread rapidly through crowded camps and informal settlements, requires a rapid scale up of basic health services, alongside improved access to latrines, clean drinking water and basic hygiene items, Save the Children is warning.

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.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2017)— As world leaders meet in New York for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who fled violence and killing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing an increasingly desperate situation in Bangladesh.

Close to 250,000 children are among the newly arrived Rohingya in the Bangladesh district of Cox’s Bazar, where there are widespread shortages of food, water and shelter. Heavy rainfall in recent days is making a desperate situation even worse.

22 Sep 2017 description

Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the ticket to a better future for her and her family – the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a doctor.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

More than 400,000 Rohingya – 60% of them children – are fleeing to Bangladesh following a significant military operation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

There have been harrowing reports of civilians – including children – being targeted while fleeing their homes, along with mass killings and systematic burning of villages.

We are shocked and saddened by these reports. Our concern is with the well-being of thousands of Rohingya children who have been affected by this violence.

MALNOURISHED. HOMELESS. EXHAUSTED.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.

More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.

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.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is calling on the international community to fully fund a £58 million emergency appeal to help the newly arrived Rohingya in southern Bangladesh

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 1:23pm

Almost 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in the past two and a half weeks following a rapid and alarming escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State, including disturbing reports of hundreds of people, including children, being killed.