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15 Dec 2018 description

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

13 Dec 2018 description

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.

13 Dec 2018 description

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

  • Arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

13 Dec 2018 description

Introduction

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.

12 Dec 2018 description

Highlights:

  • 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

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

10 Dec 2018 description

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.

09 Dec 2018 description

Overview

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.

Context

09 Dec 2018 description
report Mizzima News

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.”

06 Dec 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • 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.

05 Dec 2018 description

05/12/2018

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.

05 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

05 Dec 2018 description

Executive Summary

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.

04 Dec 2018 description

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).

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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.

03 Dec 2018 description

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.