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16 Jan 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 15 January 2018

The European Union has adopted a new €5 million programme to support the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, strengthening its response to the crisis.

The new initiative aims at supporting the identification and registration of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, at facilitating the provision of humanitarian support, as well as at ensuring the better protection of particularly vulnerable individuals.

16 Jan 2018 description

Summary

We are examining DFID’s work in Bangladesh and Burma. This Report is the first output from that inquiry. It focuses on the culmination of decades of marginalisation and abuse of the Rohingya people of Rakhine State in northern Burma. This took the form of a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” perpetrated by the Burmese security forces over the latter half of 2017 causing the flight of over 650,500 Rohingya people into Bangladesh.

15 Jan 2018 description

Since 25 August 2017, more than 656,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

Key numbers

212,000 Rohingya estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar before the August influx

656,000 New arrivals as of 14 January 2018

868,000 Total number of Rohingya refugees estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar.

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description

Arrivals from Myanmar have significantly decreased, with over 2,200 refugees crossing into Bangladesh from 1 to 26 December, compared to over 12,700 in November.

Discussions on returns between the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar are on-going.
UNHCR offers to help the Governments to ensure international standards are contemplated.

The biggest challenge to refugee protection is the environment of the camps.
UNHCR and partners are working to address the logistical challenges of bringing large amounts of aid.

POPULATION FIGURES

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 656,000 refugees have arrived since 25 August 2017, 380,480 are children. Even though the arrival rate has decreased, the influx continues.

  • 3,014 suspected cases of diphtheria with 28 deaths, including 24 deaths children, have been reported as of 31 December 2017. 58 per cent of deaths were amongst children younger than five years of age. The daily number of new suspected cases shows a decreasing trend.

06 Jan 2018 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017

  • 109.4 M contributions received, representing 58% of requirements

  • 80.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

04 Jan 2018 description

127.9 M required for 2017
79.6 M contributions received, representing 62% of requirements
48.3 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

04 Jan 2018 description

As terrorism, trafficking, atrocities, and the plight of refugees dominate today’s headlines, the seven bureaus and offices of the Department’s Under Secretariat for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) are advancing American values and interests by protecting the security and rights of impacted citizens around the world. Below are a few of the accomplishments within the J Under Secretariat during 2017.

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)

03 Jan 2018 description

Since 25 August, more than 656,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

Key numbers

212,000 Rohingya estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar before the August influx

656,000 New arrivals as of 31 December 2017

868,000 Total number of Rohingya refugees estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar.

31 Dec 2017 description

New package of support for humanitarian crises in the coming year, after UK aid delivered life-saving support to millions of people around the world in 2017.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt today announced a new package of support for humanitarian crises in the coming year, after UK aid delivered life-saving support to millions of people around the world and averted two famines in 2017.

30 Dec 2017 description

In the past week, some 700 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh through Teknaf. They were assisted by UNHCR and partners and transfer to Nayapara settlement.

The Governments of Bangladesh and of Myanmar established a Joint Working Group (JWG), which is tasked to develop a specific instrument for repatriation.

A referral pathway for “persons at heightened risks” has been rolled out. It aims to ensure that identified refugees in need are linked to specialized services and care.

POPULATION FIGURES

29 Dec 2017 description

Miklos Gaspar, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication

Improved farming practices, healthier animals and – ultimately – increased food security will be the outcomes of projects supported by a US$ 600 000 grant by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) under a partnership with the IAEA signed last week.

29 Dec 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 28th December, 2017 (WAM) -- An Emirati volunteer field hospital in Bangladesh has treated thousands of children and elderly Rohingya refugees suffering from serious and chronic diseases.

29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

28 Dec 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer an additional 2.6 million US dollars in human assistance to a large number of Rohingya people who moved to Bangladesh after the armed clashes in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on August 25, as well as in emergency food assistance to those remaining in that part of Myanmar.
  • So far, a total of 655,000 Rohingya people have moved to Bangladesh since the armed clashes in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

27 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 655,000 refugees newly arrived since 25 August 2017. At least 58% of them are children. Even if the pace of arrivals has slowed down, thousands of refugees continue to arrive every week, adding pressure on already heavily stretched resources on the ground.

24 Dec 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar 23 December 2017 - The New Zealand government has committed 1 million NZD to help UNFPA address the sexual and reproductive health and protection needs of women and girls, and to aid survivors of gender-based violence amid the Rohingya humanitarian response.