Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2018
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
Most read reports
- Joint Communique signed between the United Nations and the Government of Myanmar to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar
- Myanmar: Civilians displaced by fighting in Kachin/Shan 2017-18 (as of 10 Dec 2018)
- USAID Commits $6 Million to Address HIV and Drug Epidemics in Kachin State
- Myanmar: Peace Talks Belied by Ongoing Conflict in Rakhine and Chin States
- Myanmar: Temporary Displacement in northern Shan State (1 Oct to 10 Dec 2018)
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Paddy production in 2018 forecast at record level
Wheat import requirements in 2018/19 forecast at above average level
Prices of rice declining, price of wheat stable
Persistent severe food insecurity affecting Cox’s Bazar District
Paddy production in 2018 forecast at record level
This thematic bulletin on needs and services presents findings and recommendations based on Ground Truth Solutions’ (GTS) surveys conducted with 943 Rohingya in Bangladesh. The survey, carried out in October 2018, was administered in 24 collective sites in the Ukhia and Teknaf subdistricts. It is the second round of data collection, with the first taking place in July 2018. The goal is to use the views of affected people to inform humanitarian response and adjust programming accordingly.
IN THIS UPDATE:
Voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
Scaling-up distribution of eco-friendly cooking fuel
New bamboo treatment plant
‘16 Days’ campaign against Gender-Based Violence
Refugee children observe Universal Children’s Day
World Toilet Day
Phase 2 Registration progress
Quick facts and figures
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
Nearly 9 out of 10 displaced households were able to maintain or improve their food consumption to acceptable levels thanks to increased assistance levels and the transition to vouchers
During the monsoon season, displaced households resorted to negative livelihood coping such as borrowing money to buy food, selling food assistance, sending children to work, and increased the use of asset depletion strategies by spending savings and selling productive assets
• Over 178,000 children and caregivers have access to UNICEFsupported psycho-social programming through 2018 programming
• UNICEF has provided over 38,100 children 6-59 months and pregnant and breastfeeding women with micronutrient supplementation in 2018
• WASH support continues for over 51,667 people in Rakhine State with access to sufficient water
• Thus far this year, UNICEF Education programmes have provided emergency learning materials and recreation supplies for over 77,800 children.
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 10 December 2018
The European Commission has released an additional €5 million to provide life-saving food assistance to the Rohingya communities stranded in Bangladesh.
This comes on top of the €40 million in humanitarian aid announced in May in response to the crisis.
IOM Bangladesh Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) is part of IOM’s global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programming. DTM is IOM’s information management system to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route.
By Soe Thu Aung
Food supplies cannot be transported through Chinese territory to over 70,000 Kachin Internally Displaced People (IDPs) staying along the Sino-Myanmar border because of a war game being conducted by the army of the People’s Republic of China.
Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson from Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) said, “China bans our usual transport of food supplies to the IDP camps along the border. We can do nothing. Now the ban has been over two weeks so we have difficulties in supplying food such as rice and other basic foodstuffs to these camps.”
Rakhine: During October, WFP assisted over 96,000 conflict-affected people, including over 2,900 pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls and 14,400 children under the age of five, from 242 Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu villages of Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships. In central Rakhine, over 136,000 people received various assistance from WFP including emergency relief and nutrition intervention.
The number of people facing severe hunger in the world continues to rise, reaching 124 million people across 51 countries. Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.
• UNICEF and the Government along with WHO and icddr,b are conducting the last round (4th) of Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign from 17 November to 13 December 2018 for around 330,000 Rohingya and Host community. As of 25 November 2018, 68,484 refugees and 33,218 host community people have been vaccinated.
Members of the Rohingya community from Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh at least since the 1970s. Increased attacks on the Rohingya community in Myanmar, following August 2017, led to a large increase in migration to Bangladesh. As of 24 May 2018, more than 905,000 Rohingya individuals have moved to Bangladesh and are mostly living in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.i The Kutupalong settlement is now the largest refugee camp in the world with an estimated population of 609,738.
Between the years of 2012 and 2017, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has earmarked and spent $46.089.000 (TL 123.500.000) aiming to contribute to the humanitarian relief efforts for the Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Since August 2017, the overall foreign humanitarian aid distributed by four agencies of the Republic of Turkey; AFAD, TİKA (Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency), Türk Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent) and TDV (Turkiye Diyanet Foundation) outnumbers $11.260.000 (TL 42.788.000).
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
On 25 November, refugee community outreach members, refugee volunteers and protection partners participated in an array of activities to mark the start of ‘16 Days of Activism’ against gender-based violence. Over 29,713 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 28 of November. To ensure awareness raising and participation by all children, a Back to Learning Campaign is being conducted in all camps. The Site Management Sector is engaging with all actors to define a holistic and joint macroplanning strategy.