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20 Sep 2017 description

Myanmar (Burma)

After almost four weeks of so-called “clearance operations” by the security forces, nearly half of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population has fled the country, with more than 420,0000 people, including 250,000 children, arriving in Bangladesh since 25 August.

20 Sep 2017 description

As ethnic conflict and refugee displacement continue in Myanmar’s borderlands, the country now stands at a crossroads. After decades under military rule, the 21st Century Panglong Conference has been welcomed as the most important initiative to achieve countrywide peace and political reform since the Panglong Conference of February 1947. Worrying failings, however, are starting to appear, raising many warnings from the country’s troubled history.

20 Sep 2017 description
report East-West Center

by Ruji Auethavornpipat

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 396

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Ruji Auethavornpipat, Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “The trafficking of the Rohingya is clearly driven by violent conflicts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Without tackling this root cause, human trafficking networks may continue to operate in the shadows.”

15 Sep 2017 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

14 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Cameroon

12 Sep 2017 description

CAR

Humanitarian assistance is interrupted for at least 28,000 people in Bataganfo, Ouham, following the suspension of the activities of an NGO that was attacked on 7 September. Only MSF is now providing emergency care in the area.

Humanitarian space has severely shrunk in Batangafo since clashes between ex-seleka and anti-balaka resumed at the end of July, and several humanitarian organisations have suspended their operations.

11 Sep 2017 description

Angshuman Choudhury Researcher & Coordinator, SEARP, IPCS

At midnight on 25 August, hundreds of assailants launched coordinated attacks on close to 30 security installations, including police stations, border posts, and a military base, in northern Rakhine, Myanmar. The attacks left 110 dead, including militants, security personnel, and civilians.

06 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Bangladesh saw a significant increase in violence around the January 2014 elections. The increase began prior to election day (January 5, 2014), with the announcement that certain parties would boycott the elections, and continued in the months and years that followed. On election day alone, there were 20 election related fatalities reported. Twenty more election related fatalities occurred through-out the rest of January, followed by 71 fatalities related to political party violence throughout the rest of 2014. (New York Times, 2014; BBC, 2014)

05 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Up to 7 million people in Bangladesh need humanitarian assistance due to flooding since August. Priority needs are WASH, food, shelter, and nutrition.

In Cox's Bazar, in the southeast of the country, almost 90,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived from Myanmar following violence in Rakhine state, increasing cross-sectoral needs.

As a result of these developments, Bangladesh is now considered a situation of concern according to the ACAPS classification.

04 Sep 2017 description
report adelphi

The Mekong River in Southeast Asia is an important source of life for people living within the basin. Sharing the river’s water resources is, however, becoming increasingly difficult, and has already sparked disputes among riparians. Climate change could potentially increase political instabilities and intensify interstate disputes.

01 Sep 2017 description

Ethiopia has the presidency in September. A visiting mission to Addis Ababa is planned in early September for the 11th annual consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). Immediately after the visit there will be a briefing on the visiting mission. A briefing on the report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the partnership between the UN and the AU by UN Special Representative to the AU Haile Menkerios is also expected in September.

30 Aug 2017 description

Myanmar (Burma)

Stateless Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma) continue to face systematic persecution that poses an existential threat to their community. Recent counter-insurgency operations and ongoing human rights violations may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

BACKGROUND:

29 Aug 2017 description

Myanmar

The conflict in Rakhine state has escalated following a coordinated attack on police and military posts by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on 25 August.

Over 5,200 Rohingya have fled violence to Bangladesh but only the most vulnerable where allowed to cross the border while an unknown number have been turned away. The government has evacuated 4,000 non-Muslim ethnic Rakhine villagers from the area due to insecurity. Non-essential UN staff are also being evacuated.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available from open sources. All decisions made on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of respective organisations.

Africa

Central African Republic

31 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Africa

Cameroon