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21 May 2018 description
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KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society that will be used to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

Thanks to the contribution, WFP will be able to carry out food distributions for some 14,000 people for three months. In addition, 8,500 of the most vulnerable people – such as children under five and pregnant and nursing mothers – will receive six months of nutrition assistance.

21 May 2018 description
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The camps and settlements have been spared so far from the heavy rainfall which had been predicted for the region. Organisations have had more time to take measures to reduce the potential risk from disasters. Incident reporting systems have been strengthened and community structures in risky areas are being decommissioned.

17 May 2018 description
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The objectives of the nutrition sector which is co-led by Government under the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) is to prevent malnutrition related mortality and morbidity in the host community thorough working with government counterparts to ensure the continued provision of services to treat acute malnutrition thorough government health facilities including hospitals and host community clinics in coordination with the civil surgeon office.

17 May 2018 description
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FOOD SECURITY – Strategic Objective 2:

Strengthen, enhance and support the livelihoods of host communities and promote self-reliance opportunities for Rohingya refugees, including support to key community infrastructures such as markets, agriculture infrastructures and environmentally sensitive interventions.

JRP PLAN AND STRATEGY - $35 Million USD requested (March – December 2018)

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, has caused a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. The violence in Burma has forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 212,000 Rohingya living in the country prior to August 2017, according to the UN.

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Burma has a population of approximately 53 million people, comprising at least 135 ethnic groups. Armed conflict, inter-communal violence, high food prices and recurrent natural disasters continue to undermine food security in Burma. According to the UN, approximately 779,000 conflict-affected people living in Kachin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan states are vulnerable to severe food insecurity.

16 May 2018 description

850,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing rains under makeshift shelters. The monsoon is posing a major humanitarian challenge at Kutupalong camp where the health situation is liable to deteriorate and affect the well-being of children who are already vulnerable. To tackle this crisis, Terre des hommes is preparing for the severe weather and cyclones, which are renowned for being devastating in this region.

16 May 2018 description
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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare activated a week-long second round of oral cholera vaccinations from 6-13 May, aiming to prevent any outbreaks during monsoon season. The campaign is part of the ongoing efforts of the government and the health sector partners to protect nearly a million people, including at least 135,000 members of the host community.

15 May 2018 description

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today, the United States announced more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $299 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.

14 May 2018 description
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May 14th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a relief project for the Rohingya refugees who fled the violence in Rakhine, Myanmar, to Bangladesh.

A total of 2,000 households (12,000 people) benefited from food and nonfood aid worth $37,800 (nearly QR 138,000), donated by a benevolent Qatari who requested anonymity.

Over the past two months, QRCS's relief personnel in Bangladesh distributed supplementary food parcels and cooking fuel at Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar City.

11 May 2018 description

The UAE is performing an influential and effective role in supporting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as part of its efforts to promote international peace and security and improve the lives of people.

The UAE’s experience in helping the Rohingya refugees reflects the values of its community, such as tolerance, compassion and respect for all cultures, religions and races, according to a report.

10 May 2018 description
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​The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$18.6 million contribution from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) which will be used to provide urgent food assistance in Yemen and to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh.

10 May 2018 description

1. Goal (Save lives, prevent and alleviate suffering, preserve dignity) This is an emergency response to urgent unmet humanitarian needs of a particularly vulnerable group of newly displaced people. The initial response has been focussed on a population sheltering in churches at Tanai Town (218 IDPs), Tang Hpre (1,101 IDPs) and sheltering in forests (1,304 IDPs). The situation is evolving quickly and now some 2,870 people have now left forests and conflict affected areas.

10 May 2018 description
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One hour of rainfall during a mild storm on the first of May damaged over one hundred shelters and created large pools of stagnant water throughout the camps.

Weather warnings from Bangladesh Meteorological Department and the University of Columbia predict increased rainfall for Friday May 4. Storms have been continually battering the rest of the country for the last fortnight.

08 May 2018 description

A formal ceremony was held in Sha-Wor Village in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State to present humanitarian aid to the 227 displaced persons who fled their homes after a security response in Kachin State occurred.

Present at the ceremony were Director U Aung Kyaw Htoo of the Kachin State Development Administration Office, officials from Myitkyina District’s General Administration Department, departmental organizations and the displaced persons.

07 May 2018 description

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh, 7th May, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organisations’ Affairs, Yacoub Al Hosani, has visited Kutupalong refugee settlement in Bangladesh.

He was received by Kevin Allen, Head of UNHCR's Emergency Operations for the Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh.

07 May 2018 description

UK pledges fresh humanitarian support for Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The UK today (Monday May 7 2018) pledges fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

The support comes ahead of the looming cyclone and monsoon season, and includes help to vaccinate almost one million people against deadly cholera.

04 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Burma has a population of approximately 53 million people, comprising at least 135 ethnic groups. Armed conflict, inter-communal violence, high food prices and recurrent natural disasters continue to undermine food security in Burma. According to the UN, approximately 779,000 conflict-affected people living in Kachin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan states are vulnerable to severe food insecurity.

04 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, has caused a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. The violence in Burma has forced approximately 693,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 213,000 Rohingya living in the country prior to August 2017, according to the UN.