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Mr Chairperson, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
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Regional update – Asia and the Pacific
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
1-5 October 2018
A. Situational context including new developments
UNHCR’S SELF–RELIANCE AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME
In recent years, UNHCR has given increased priority to promoting self-reliance for refugees and other persons of concern (PoCs)*.
Self-reliance is a vital part of enhancing refugees’ protection, empowerment, and resilience. It is a cross-cutting theme described throughout UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021, and highlighted in the High Commissioner’s guidance to prepare annual plans for 2019.
Update of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific
A. Situational context including new developments
The most recent chapter in a decades-long series of Rohingya refugee crises, which erupted in August 2017, has reignited discussion over the policies and legal structures, or lack thereof, to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Asia. Policy and binding legal frameworks are essential means of protecting the rights of forced migrants.
On 8 September, the Government of Malaysia launched a national fundraising campaign to support Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The campaign aims to mobilize resources for UNRWA at a time when the Agency faces an unprecedented financial crisis after the United States, a leading supporter of the Agency announced its decision to no longer fund the Agency.
Regional Summary of Week 36 and Outlook for Week 37
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A new initiative announced on 1 September 2018 will boost the local disaster preparedness and response capacity of nine national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific.
People in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam will benefit from the two-year, 2 million US dollar (1.7 million Euro) programme to improve the capacity, readiness and resilience of local Red Cross and Red Crescent responders.
31/08/2018 Bangkok Three ASEAN sectoral bodies – social welfare development, disaster management and health, together with Specialized Agencies of the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), other partners and civil society groups today announced the planned development of ASEAN Guidelines on Disaster Responsive Social Protection.
A cheque presentation ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya on 30 August 2018. The contribution was from the Government of Malaysia to the victims of the massive flash floods caused by the collapse of the Xe Pien-Xe Namnoi Dam in Attepeu Province, Lao PDR which resulted in 39 death and more than 7,000 people have been displaced or made homeless. It also caused vast destruction on properties and affected livelihood of the people in the vicinity.
21 August 2018, Siem Reap – While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached, governments need to adopt new approaches that are people-centred and empower and equip local governments to take innovative action.
These were among the key takeaways from ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Realizing Poverty Eradication, held this week in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Kuala Lumpur, 15 August 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the announcement by the Malaysian Government to expedite citizenship for all qualified stateless individuals in the country. The Malaysian Prime Minister announced yesterday that stateless Indian red IC holders over the age of 60 will be granted citizenship.
This is a positive step taken by the Government to fulfil its commitment to resolve statelessness among the Indian community within 100 days of being in office.
At 30 June 2018, there were 1347 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1108 in immigration detention on the mainland and 239 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,4 20 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations should increase the speed of negotiation for, coordination of, and responses to emergency food aid releases to enhance food security in Asia.
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 122.2 million
Funding gap 204.4 million
The massive flash floods caused by the collapse of the saddle dam of the Xe-Pien-Xe Namnoy in Attapeu Province has caused vast destruction on properties and livelihood of the people in the vicinity. More than 1400 people were made homeless and more than 100 people missing.