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23 Feb 2018 description

Having fled violence, tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in camps in Cox's Bazar face great risks from the upcoming monsoon season, due to start in a matter of weeks.

"The refugees are living in precarious conditions. Their shelters are on hillsides which will turn to mud when the heavy rains arrive," said Zoë Corden, CAFOD's Emergency Response Officer, who is in Cox's Bazar supporting the emergency response.

23 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • IOM and the Government of Bangladesh’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) are exploring the options to expand the current partnership. IOM and CPP are working together on preparedness training, early warning systems, evacuation, search and rescue, sheltering, and first aid.

20 Feb 2018 description

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

UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency, is following the situation of several thousand Rohingya who have been living in a so-called “no man’s land” near the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh since the end of August 2017.

20 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

World Bank’s support will enhance the country’s resilience to flooding and earthquakes

YANGON, February 20, 2018 – The Launch Workshop for the Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, which will strengthen Myanmar’s disaster preparedness, was held today, with national and local government officials reporting on implementation progress. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the Yangon City Development Committee, in collaboration with the Yangon Region Government and the World Bank.

19 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

Cox’s Bazar (25 February 2018) – Six months after more than 688,000 refugees from Myanmar fled from mass violence to neighboring Bangladesh, providing continued support for medical treatment, sanitation, and shelter remain the most pressing needs.

16 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • This week, IOM distributed 4,000 Upgrade Shelter Kits (USKs) — including materials and tools — to carry out shelter upgrades and household level site improvements such as soil stabilization, slope protection, and drainage improvements in Zones JJ, LL, SS and XX (Camps 8W, 9, 10, and 18).

14 Feb 2018 description

This book explains the fundamental reason for the establishment of the AHA Centre and how the Centre has evolved through 5 years of experience in carrying out its roles and mandate.

Foreword from the Chair of ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management and AADMER Conference of the Parties, 2016

11 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Ben Dunant

YANGON — Last month, the residents of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, felt a strong bump in the night. Their national leaders in Naypyidaw, the country's thinly populated capital, were also stirred from their sleep.

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck between the two cities, in the early hours of January 12.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
180 000 people

FAO requires
USD 8 million

period
January – December 2018

In Rakhine State, the situation deteriorated dramatically in late 2017. After a series of armed attacks on border guard police posts in northern Rakhine, violence led to mass displacement, including 688 000 people who have sought refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August. Since 2012, violence has resulted in the internal displacement of 241 000 people across the country.

Objectives

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
485 000 people

FAO requires
USD 22.4 million

period
March – December 2018

Since 25 August 2017, 688 000 Rohingya refugees escaping violence and persecution in Myanmar have settled in camps, settlements and within host communities in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, bringing the total number of refugees in the area to more than 900 300.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Sector to:

09 Feb 2018 description

Executive summary

Introduction

Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name, ‘Yolanda’), made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It is considered to be one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in world history, based on maximum wind speed, with a wind gust reaching up to 320 km/hour at its peak.

09 Feb 2018 description

ERAT FAQ is a handbook that contains information about the history, deployment mechanism, training and other important information of ASEAN-ERAT. The handbook will be useful to help new ERAT members understand their roles and functions better.

09 Feb 2018 description

The AJDRP (ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan) book is the published version of the ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan that was endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) meeting in Manado, Indonesia, on October 2016. The plan contains multiple large scale disaster scenarios and list of assets that can be mobilised by the member states in the event of large-scale disasters. The goal of the Plan is to provide a common framework to deliver a timely, at-scale and joint response through mobilisation of required assets and capacities.

07 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, 7 February 2018

As delivered

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues,

I am delighted to be here today to open the first strategic meeting of the Leading Edge Programme.

Before we proceed, I would like to acknowledge and thank the Government of Switzerland for generously hosting us here this week, as well as the UK Department for International Development for its continuous support to the Leading Edge Programme.

07 Feb 2018 description

Faced with ongoing threats from extreme cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires, the Government of Myanmar continues to advance initiatives to protect the 53 million people within its borders. Most recently, Myanmar officials reached a new milestone aimed at increasing national resilience and disaster risk reduction capacities through a joint endeavor with Pacific Disaster Center (PDC).

07 Feb 2018 description

School evacuation drills in the outskirts of Yangon mobilized more than 300 students, teachers and principals to participate in tsunami education activities and assess the schools’ emergency preparedness.

The schools, Kaungyangon High School 1 and Letkokkon High School 1 adopted an innovative evacuation model based on a good practice from Japan, where older students take care of younger ones. This can help to minimize the risk of harm, reduce fear and panic among younger students during the drill.

02 Feb 2018 description

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

02 February 2018

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners are ramping up efforts to mitigate some of the expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh. The adverse weather conditions, including potential cyclones, could put tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staying at the highly congested settlements in Cox’s Bazar district at serious risk.