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26 Sep 2017 description

KUALA LUMPUR — Lawmakers from across Southeast Asia today applauded Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman’s decision to “disassociate” himself from a recent ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on the situation in Rakhine State, calling the move an important and necessary step to push for more substantial action by the regional bloc to address the growing crisis in Myanmar.

25 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Since 25 August more than 422 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar (as of 19 September).

• 185 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 34 000 in host communities and 203 000 in new spontaneous settlements. 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar (as of 6 September)

25 Sep 2017 description

Displaced families in Ah Nauk Ye camp, located in Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State, are confronted with the specificities of a natural environment unsuitable to human settlement, more so than other internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the area. They notably face water scarcity impacting daily life, poor access to market or livelihood opportunities, regular intra-communal violence and conflict with the host community and, above all, the lack of any option for relocation, even temporarily.

25 Sep 2017 description

As of 1 July 2017, there are 166 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 98,123 IDPs. (source: CCCM)

The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in Government controlled areas and in areas controlled by armed groups or contested areas.

25 Sep 2017 description

Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Rakhine State as recently as Friday afternoon showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages, one of which was already deserted, as well as satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures.

Local sources in northern Rakhine State claim the fires were started by members of the Myanmar security forces and local vigilante mobs.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

(Hong Kong, 22 September 2017) Bangladesh experienced several cyclones and floods this year, including cyclone “Mora” in May. Furthermore, owing to the violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar, a large number of people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, adding burdens to the already suffering region. All these disasters and issues lead to shortage of resources and rising humanitarian needs. People are in urgent need for relief service and materials, including temporary shelters, food, water, sanitations, daily necessities, medical service and psychological support.

22 Sep 2017 description

Special Briefing
Simon Henshaw
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Palace Hotel
New York City, NY
September 20, 2017

22 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 400,000 flee their homes in northern Rakhine

  • Humanitarian operations severely disrupted in central Rakhine

  • Rakhine Advisory Commission issues final report

  • Civilians in Kachin and Shan bear the brunt of armed conflict

  • Monsoon season floods temporarily displaced over 300,000

FIGURES

22 Sep 2017 description
  • According to the latest figures, 429 000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August. UNICEF announced that an “unprecedented” 60% of new refugees in Bangladesh are children. In total, some 900 000 Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh. Ethnic Rakhine, Hindu and other minority groups are beginning to return home, according to state media.
  • Indonesia has provided two cargo planes with relief items worth approximately USD 280 000 for people in North Rakhine.
22 Sep 2017 description

This News Bulletin describes the details of a non-violent protest held by Internally Displaced People (IDPs) that urged the Tatmadaw to withdraw their army camps in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District in 2017 so that villagers and IDPs can work freely and peacefully for their livelihood without fear of landmines or Tatmadaw abuses. The protest was held on May 15th 2017 at A--- place, Pla Hkoh village tract. 615 IDPs participated in this protest. After the protest, the Tatmadaw reinforced their troops and increased their amount of military activity.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Several incidents in central Rakhine over the past 24 hours indicate a serious deterioration of the security situation. In the late evening of 18 September, an ICRC vessel, which was being loaded with supplies for distribution, was attacked by a large group of protesters. Threats against United Nations and INGO offices are reportedly circulating on social media. All agencies have been advised to remain vigilant.

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

21 Sep 2017 description

Members of the Committee for the Implementation of Recommendations on Arakan State arrived yesterday in state capital Sittwe, where they met with Nyi Pu, the region’s chief minister.

Nyi Pu and members of his regional government met the delegation at Sittwe airport before escorting them to one of the many camps sheltering internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Arakan, also known as Rakhine.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion