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22 Sep 2017 description

Special Briefing
Simon Henshaw
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Palace Hotel
New York City, NY
September 20, 2017

22 Sep 2017 description
  • According to the latest figures, 429 000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August. UNICEF announced that an “unprecedented” 60% of new refugees in Bangladesh are children. In total, some 900 000 Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh. Ethnic Rakhine, Hindu and other minority groups are beginning to return home, according to state media.
  • Indonesia has provided two cargo planes with relief items worth approximately USD 280 000 for people in North Rakhine.
22 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

422,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh

200,600 people received high-energy biscuits

213,790 people received hot meals

4,566 pregnant women, new mothers and children reached with special, high-nutrient porridge


  • WFP is distributing fortnightly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, 173,000 people (34,600 households) have received rice.

  • WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española cuenta con las Unidades de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERU, por sus siglas en inglés) como medio para ofrecer una respuesta efectiva, eficiente y ajustada a cada circunstancia con el fin de salvar vidas en situaciones producidas por un desastre.

  • 12 delegados de emergencias parten hacia las áreas más castigadas por desastres naturales o por movimientos forzados de población.

21 Sep 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian aid worth US$1.5 million through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for emergency assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since the violent clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

21 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh - As a result of the close cooperation between the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works (KSRelief) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to urgently respond to the needs of Rohingya in Bangladesh, the King Salman Centre has provided aid in the form of 100 tons of food, shelter and core relief items (tents, sleeping mats, blankets and food baskets). IOM has chartered a Boeing 747 to transport the aid to Bangladesh. The plane will arrive in Chittagong, Bangladesh, at 2 am on Friday (22/09).

20 Sep 2017 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 20, 2017

20 Sep 2017 description

‘I am very concerned about the civilians in Rakhine who have been subjected to violence and forced to flee. This situation has created great humanitarian needs on both sides of the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Norway is increasing its humanitarian support by an additional NOK 15 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

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.

19 Sep 2017 description

The Australian Government is deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and the resulting humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Australia will provide additional support of up to $15 million to help address the humanitarian needs of more than 300,000 people affected by this crisis.

The United Nations estimates that more than 410,000 people fleeing violence have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August, with numbers expected to rise further.

19 Sep 2017 description

With a view to providing the humanitarian assistance to the people fled from Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society received supports in terms of urgently needed items from the Government of Uzbekistan. Each of 8000 vulnerable families (about 50 thousand people) will get 14 types of food and other essential items including puffed rice (Muri), sugar, Beaten rice (chira), Peanut, Milk Powder, Energy Biscuit, Mosquito Net, Sari, Lungi, Blanket, Tshirt and pant set (children), Sandle, Basic medicines and Drinking water.

19 Sep 2017 description

The government is making funds available to provide emergency aid to Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya population. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the aid yesterday evening at a meeting with former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Amsterdam.

18 Sep 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017
  • 7,164 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements
  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Sep 2017 description

September 15, 2017 - Ottawa, Canada - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced a further $2.55 million in funding to help address the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state and its impact on neighbouring Bangladesh.

16 Sep 2017 description

Tehran, Sep 15, IRNA – The first humanitarian aids shipment was sent Friday to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The shipment comprised of bioproducts, health, treatment and food products.

The aids convoy was sent to Bangladesh by the collaboration of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran Air Force, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Organization Mortza Salimi told reporters.

16 Sep 2017 description
  • 138.9 M required for 2017

  • 42.1 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements

  • 96.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD