- JIPS Sittwe Camp Profiling Report
- Statement of INGO’s in Myanmar, 31 August 2017 [EN/MY]
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report, August 2017
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
Since the end of August, some 400,000 Rohingyas have crossed the Myanmar border and taken refuge in Bangladesh. Joining 300,000 to 500,000 Rohingyas already present in the country, the new arrivals need food and drinking water, access to sanitary facilities, health care, rehabilitation sessions, and other accommodations. Handicap International is responding to this emergency by supplying aid to families with acute needs.
Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help all communities displaced by violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and Rohingya Muslims who have crossed the country’s border into Bangladesh as refugees.
Figures show 412,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district since a fresh outbreak of violence erupted in Rakhine State on 25 August. A reported 210 villages have been destroyed in the north of the state, leading to an unknown number of displaced people within Myanmar.
The map below shows fires detected remotely with environmental monitoring sensors in northern Rakhine State between 25 August 2017 and 12 September 2017. During that time frame, 80 areas of probable fire were detected in the region of interest. Satellite imagery from various sources was then used to confirm burned structures and areas in multiple villages where fires had been detected. Significant cloud cover did not allow analysis of the full area where fires were reported by witnesses or detected with sensors.
Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions
Cause of displacement Disaster:
Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September
Islamic Relief is providing food, shelter and clean water for thousands of people in camps in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar. We are also gearing up our response to the crisis in south-eastern Bangladesh, where refugees from Myanmar were arriving at the rate of 15,000 a day in the first fortnight of September.
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.
214 Villages Almost Totally Destroyed in Rakhine State
(New York) – New analysis of satellite imagery from Burma’s Rakhine State shows the near total destruction of 214 villages, Human Rights Watch said today. World leaders meeting at the United Nations should urgently adopt a General Assembly resolution condemning the Burmese military’s ethnic cleansing, while the UN Security Council should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo.
CARE is working rapidly to provide urgent food and assistance to hundreds of thousands of people who have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing intense violence in Myanmar.
Over just three weeks almost 400,000 people from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State have made the hazardous journey to Bangladesh to escape conflict. By the end of this month, that number could reach 500,000.
Everybody will end up losing if hate speech is left unchecked.
By Alan Davis
While religious nationalists in Myanmar have proved highly adept at understanding and exploiting the power of social media, they seem oblivious to Newton’s Third Law of Motion. The principle that for every action there is a reaction may not be well known to a group that ranks astrology above science or logic.
One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting the goals of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, Oxfam said today.
The Declaration, first adopted last September, reaffirmed the responsibility of all nations to refugees, and laid out a two-year deadline for countries to develop and agree on a “global compact” that would make these commitments a reality. But 12 months on, there has been no improvement in refugee crises around the world.
Ethnic Cleansing Demands Swift International Response
“Six days ago the army attacked our village. They were firing everywhere. They shot my wife in the back. She died from the wound,” said Abdul Rahman, a Rohingya refugee who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.
The 21 year old widow carries his four month old baby in his arms.“The baby won’t stop crying. I’m asking lactating mothers to help with feeding her, but I’m so worried. I don’t know if she will survive. We have no food. We have nothing at all,” he said.
“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.
International emergency relief organisation Medair sends its global emergency response team to Bangladesh to assist Rohingya refugees.
Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and tarpaulins for shelter to Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh.
Nearly 370,000 people crossed into Bangladesh in the last four weeks, doubling the number of people seeking refuge in the south east of the country.
The existing camps in Bangladesh are ill-equipped to handle the huge numbers of people. People need shelter, clean water, toilets and food urgently. Women, children, older people and those with disabilities are especially vulnerable. Oxfam initially plans to help 200,000 people.
Envía una partida de 100.000 euros para distribuir alimentos y productos de primera necesidad a los rohingyas que han huido de Myanmar y están ubicadas en el distrito fronterizo de Cox's Bazar
On the morning of Friday the 25 August 2017, the state of Rakhine in Myanmar, conflict broke out disproportionately affecting the minority Rohingya community as a result of operations of the Myanmar military and other non state actors in response to attacks on three border posts on the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh allegedly by a group of Islamic militants leading to the death of nine policemen. The extent and degree of implications and sufferings of people fleeing the ongoing violence still remains uncertain.
More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August
More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks
Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic
Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they try to flee.
Concern Worldwide has today announced that it will be stepping up its humanitarian response in Bangladesh as a result of the influx of Rohingya people crossing the border from Myanmar.
Nearly 400,000 vulnerable Rohingyas have poured into the Cox’s Bazar area of southeastern Bangladesh since violence erupted in Rakhine State, Myanmar last month.
Makeshift refugee camps are at full capacity with new arrivals, many of whom are suffering from gunshot wounds and other life-threatening injuries, urgently needing food, water, shelter, and medical assistance.