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19 Sep 2017 description

Thousands of Rohingya refugees living in an informal settlement in Bangladesh need shelter, food and water.

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – When her village was torched in Myanmar, Rabeya Khattm gathered up her six children and fled through monsoon rains. Frequently drenched on the eight-day slog over rough terrain to reach Bangladesh, two of her children came down with chills.

But now she is finally in the dry, under a UNHCR tarpaulin, her children – aged a few months to 11 years – gathered around her on a plastic sheet, her sick baby under a cloth in her lap.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM’s Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) assessment is ongoing to allow an accurate appraisal of the headcount and needs of the affected population. Raw data from round 5 indicates 429,000 new arrivals.

  • Since the current influx began, IOM distributed 20,000 tarpaulins and 440 Dignity Kits, installed 220 emergency latrines, and trucking in 12,000 litres of water every day to Unchiprang due to lack of groundwater.

19 Sep 2017 description

The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar after it had heard an oral update by Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the Fact-Finding Mission.

19 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since 25 August more than 379 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

  • 156 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements

  • 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar

19 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 131,772 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,076 arrivals across the region through 17 September 2016.

19 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency is working with Government and aid agency partners to rapidly ramp up fixed and mobile health services in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district to help some 415,000 people who have fled violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State over the past three weeks.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • In line with the trends from the last three days, the movement of people across the border was reported to have reduced on 18 September.

19 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

By Laignee Barron

Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in violence-ridden Rakhine State, sparking fears that members of the Muslim minority not already driven out of the country will instead be forcibly interned.

Read more on IRIN.

19 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

19 September 2017

In southeast Bangladesh, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has been continuing to ramp up operations. This is in light of further arrivals of Rohingya refugees and our very grave concern at the still difficult conditions for the many thousands of people who have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State since August 25th.

19 Sep 2017 description

36th session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva

Agenda Item 4 19 September 2017

Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Observers, Ladies and Gentlemen,

19 Sep 2017 description

New Delhi, 19 September 2017 - World Health Organization has released a first tranche of emergency funding from the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund to mobilize essential medicines and support mobile medical teams provide life-saving health care to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area.

19 Sep 2017 description

Map ID: MIMU330v3

Creation Date: 18 Sept 2017. Designed for A3

Projection/Datum : Geographic/WGS 84

18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 172

Verified Return Villages 60

Refugee Villages of Origin 117

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18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 9

Verified Return Villages 4

Refugee Villages of Origin 3

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