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19 Sep 2017 description
report Christian Aid

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.

19 Sep 2017 description

Thousands of Rohingya refugees living in an informal settlement in Bangladesh need shelter, food and water.

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – When her village was torched in Myanmar, Rabeya Khattm gathered up her six children and fled through monsoon rains.

Frequently drenched on the eight-day slog over rough terrain to reach Bangladesh, two of her children came down with chills.

19 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since 25 August more than 379 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

  • 156 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements

  • 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar

19 Sep 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

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.

19 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

By Laignee Barron

Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in violence-ridden Rakhine State, sparking fears that members of the Muslim minority not already driven out of the country will instead be forcibly interned.

Read more on IRIN.

19 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

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.

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

Total Assessments 172

Verified Return Villages 60

Refugee Villages of Origin 117

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Farid Ahmed

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sep 18 2017 (IPS) - Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh’s border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care, mostly for children and elderly people.

18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 75

Verified Return Villages 36

Refugee Villages of Origin 55

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:15 GMT

By Wa Lone and Andrew R.C. Marshall

SITTWE, Myanmar, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

18 Sep 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 517

  • Verified Return Villages 193

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 312

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 123

  • Verified Return Villages 62

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 79

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

In late August, a new wave of conflict broke out in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which has led to an influx of people crossing the border. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together with the people who fled into the country since 2012, Bangladesh is now hosting about 500,000 people from Myanmar. Most of them are living in temporary shelters and in urgent needs of basic humanitarian assistance.

18 Sep 2017 description

Background

In the early hours of 25 August, violence broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar. As a result, it is estimated that more than 400,0001 people have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh2. The extent and implications of the violence in Maynmar remains uncertain.

17 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 9 to 15 September 2017. The next report will be issued on 24 Sept.

Highlights

• Cross-border movement yesterday was slower compared to previous days. However, there was an increase in internal mobility with new arrivals moving from existing makeshift settlements and refugee camps towards new spontaneous sites. A daily movement monitoring system is being established to provide detailed information on population movements.

17 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

“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.