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Executive summary of the UK civilian experts' visit to Bangladesh to analyse the sexual and gender based violence affecting the Rohingya refugee community.

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Two experts from the UK’s Deployable Civilian Expert roster visited Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh from 14 to 21 November. They assessed the needs of refugees in the Rohingya community who have been subjected to sexual and gender based violence.

This executive summary outlines their findings and includes 10 recommendations for future government response.

07 May 2018 description

UK pledges fresh humanitarian support for Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The UK today (Monday May 7 2018) pledges fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

The support comes ahead of the looming cyclone and monsoon season, and includes help to vaccinate almost one million people against deadly cholera.

20 Mar 2018 description

The UK is stepping up its efforts to help Rohingya men, women and children living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

This is ahead of the fast-approaching annual cyclone and monsoon season which has the potential to cause significant devastation and loss of life.

Almost a million persecuted Rohingya people, who have fled neighbouring Burma, live in the fragile and cramped camps.

The UN estimates 102,000 of them are living in areas at risk of flooding and 12,000 people are at risk from landslides.

16 Mar 2018 description

International Development Secretary reacts to the release of the Joint Response Plan

Reacting to the release of the Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:

"I urge the international community to continue to support the Government of Bangladesh to find the best solutions to protect Rohingya victims of ethnic cleansing who are in dire need. The UK has led the way to help alleviate suffering and meet humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar, and will continue to be a leading donor.

03 Feb 2018 description

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to 6 weeks helping more than 3,000 displaced Rohingya.

The UK Emergency Medical Team (EMT), deployed to the camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh following a deadly outbreak of diphtheria, is heading home after bringing the disease under control.

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to six weeks triaging more than 3000 Rohingya people.

15 Jan 2018 description

UK is contributing to a vaccination programme which will protect more than 350,000 vulnerable Rohingya children from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria.

The UK has once again led the response to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, by contributing to a vaccination programme which will protect more than 350,000 vulnerable Rohingya children from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria.

28 Dec 2017 description

More than 40 British doctors, nurses and firefighters from the UK’s Emergency Medical Team are going to Bangladesh to treat the disease.

More than 40 British doctors, nurses and firefighters from the UK’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) are making their way to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to save thousands of lives at risk from a rapid and deadly outbreak of diphtheria.

22 Dec 2017 description

Alistair Burt thanks DFID aid workers who have been helping to get emergency support in 2017 to those that so urgently need it

Brave humanitarian workers based in Kemble, Gloucestershire, are the unsung heroes of 2017 for the role they played in Britain’s rapid responses to three major humanitarian catastrophes this year, the Minister for International Development Alistair Burt has said.

11 Dec 2017 description

Ms Mordaunt pledged that the UK will continue to stand by the Rohingya people and Bangladesh, now and in the future.

On a visit to Cox’s Bazar, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced further UK aid for the Rohingya crisis, as she warns that global funding will start to dry up in 100 days.

15 Jun 2011 description

Mitchell: Britain to lead more effective response to humanitarian disasters

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, today laid out how the Government will improve the way it responds to man-made and natural disasters to provide more effective help to people devastated by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and war.

The new proposals follow Lord Ashdown’s review of the UK’s humanitarian emergency response and include:

Better prepared countries

05 Jan 2005 description

as at 14.00 hrs 05 January 2005

AT A GLANCE

Key Issues

Overview

In Indonesia, more relief being distributed, but very localised and patchy. Aid not yet matched to a comprehensive analysis of need. Coordination and capacity of the UN still weak.

04 Jan 2005 description

as at 14.00 hrs 04 January 2005

The sitrep covers the period since 19.00 Tuesday 3 January, plus a roundup of key statistics and DFID action since the start of the crisis.

AT A GLANCE

Key Issues

Overview

For Indonesia, a growing realisation that we could be facing a much greater number of displaced than are currently recorded.

03 Jan 2005 description

as at 19.00 hrs 03 January 2005

AT A GLANCE

Key Issues

Overview

- With relief arriving in increasing quantities, top priorities are to:

- Get coordination mechanisms fully operational.

- Complete assessments, particularly in Aceh and Sri Lanka.

- Unblock logistic bottlenecks.

- Ensure the right key personnel are in place.

- Aftershock earthquakes continue - registering 5.9 on Richter scale on 1 and 2 January.

- UN requests UK to provide more aircraft for strategic airlifting.

Indonesia

- DFID urgently seeking clearer picture of impact on west coast of …

02 Jan 2005 description

as at 19.00 hrs 02 January 2005

Note: Updated status reports on each country, and on action taken by selected organisations, are maintained by the CHAD Operations Room and are available on request. The sitrep now covers the past 24 hours, plus a roundup of key statistics and DFID action since the start of the crisis.

AT A GLANCE

Key Issues

Indonesia

- In Aceh, assessments still incomplete. Coordination improving but still very weak. Aid arriving in Aceh.

01 Jan 2005 description

as at 19.00 hrs 01 January 2005

Note: Updated status reports on each country, and on action taken by selected organisations, are maintained by the CHAD Operations Room and are available on request.

31 Dec 2004 description

as at 19.00 hrs 31 December 2004

This report covers key issues, developments, DFID responses to date, planned responses and UN and Red Cross/Crescent actions.

KEY ISSUES

- A key DFID objective at this stage is to provide capacity for the UN to become fully operational. Aceh is assessed to be a particularly urgent need in this respect. Ms Wahlstrom, UN Special Coordinator for the crisis, has called for military support to provide infrastructure necessary for UN teams to operate.

- DFID received 40 concept notes from humanitarian agencies by today's deadline.

30 Dec 2004 description

07.00 hrs 30 December 2004

KEY ISSUES

- Hilary Benn, Secretary of State yesterday announced an initial £15 million for immediate humanitarian response in the region.

- The US is dispatching a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the Maritime pre-position squadron from Guam to the area to help with relief efforts. The US, in conjunction with Japan, India and Australia are looking to build and international coalition for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery.

29 Dec 2004 description

06.00 hrs 29 December 2004

KEY ISSUES

- The Government of Indonesia has declared a national disaster but has not called for international assistance. Increased access to affected regions approved, assessments underway.

- The Government of the Maldives has declared a national disaster and has requested international assistance "for environmental disaster".

- The Government of Sri Lanka has declared a national disaster and has requested international assistance.

29 Dec 2004 description

19:00 hrs 29 December 2004

KEY ISSUES

- Secretary of State announces an initial £15 million for immediate humanitarian response in the region.

- The US is dispatching a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the Maritime pre-position squadron from Guam to the area to help with relief efforts. The US, in conjunction with Japan, India and Australia are looking to build an international coalition for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery.