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23 Jan 2018 description

In brief: The Logistics Emergency Teams

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) comprises four global logistics and transportation companies: UPS, A.P. Moeller Maersk, Agility and DP World.

The LET partnership is facilitated by the World Economic Forum since 2005 and it is now entering its twelfth year.

19 Jan 2018 description

The first meeting of the Bangladesh/Myanmar Joint Working Group was held on 15 January in Naypiydaw, Myanmar. Discussions reportedly focused on the modalities for the return of refugees.

The right of refugees to return voluntarily should continue to be at the core of the dialogue between the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar. In addition to voluntary returns must be safe, dignified and sustainable.

The relocation of 9,400 refugees from Bandarban, near the border with Myanmar, to Kutupalong settlement began on 14 January 2018. It will continue in the next weeks.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Nearly 656,000 refugees have arrived since 25 August 2017, among them 380,190 are children.

  • As of 11 January 2018, over 4,000 cases of suspected diphtheria were reported, with 32 deaths registered. Over 54 per cent of these deaths occurred among children under five years.

19 Jan 2018 description

Key Highlights
- The Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) unit facilitated two Focus Group Discussions and relaxation sessions with 20 doctors and nurses in Kutupalong. The aim of the exercise was to get insights into Rohingya refugees’ MHPSS needs, the sociocultural dynamic, and training assessment needs.
- A Shelter/NFI Common Pipeline has been established, including an application system and supply numbers. IOM and the Shelter/NFI sector held an orientation meeting with sector partners to explain how to access the supplies via the Common Pipeline.

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.

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

Réiseal Ni Chéilleachair & Dr. Fiona Shanahan

When we need help, we go local

When people are in crisis, they usually seek support from those closest to them, within their own families, social groups and communities. The continuity of presence and consistency of support, regardless of scale or statistics, is what often sets a local actor apart from an international actor. In protection work, local is key; it is where trust sits.

11 Jan 2018 description
  • 868,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar District

  • 655,500 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

  • 1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

11 Jan 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 6 January 2018, a total of 3 523 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria and 58 laboratory confirmed cases (out of 185 cases tested) have been reported. 104 clinically suspected cases were admitted at diphtheria treatment facilities on 6 January 2018. A total of 30 deaths have been recorded so far. The last reported death was on 2 January.

  • Preparations are underway for the second round of Penta/Td vaccination for Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN), which will occur in January.

11 Jan 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 2934 cases suspected of diphtheria, of whom 27 died, have been reported from 8 November – 30 December 2017. The District Core Committee for Diphtheria Outbreak, chaired by the Civil Surgeon of Cox’s Bazar, has been formalized with WHO and partners to contain the spread of diphtheria through effective treatment, vaccination, and contact tracing activities.

10 Jan 2018 description

Myanmar occupies a special place among the different contexts where localisation has had a major influence on the way aid practices have evolved. It was the focus of one of the case studies during the research project, “More than the Money: Localisation in Practice”, that Groupe URD carried out for Trócaire.

Introduction

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.

08 Jan 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,149,014 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,674,188 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 50,000 people (reduced from 80,000 people) affected by both Tropical Cyclone Mora and landslides for twelve months with a focus on the following sectors: health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter, food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.

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.