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24 Aug 2018 description
report Tearfund

24 August 2018 - As the Rohingya crisis reaches its one year anniversary on Saturday 25 August, Christian relief and development agency Tearfund points to the importance of remembering and addressing the psychological impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis on the thousands of children currently residing in temporary camps.

24 Aug 2018 description

The mass human exodus that began last autumn from Myanmar to Bangladesh has turned Cox’s Bazar into the world’s largest refugee settlement.

“When the Myanmar military attacked my home, I lost four of my closest family members; my father, my brother, my sister and one of my nephews. Everything I owned was burned down – I’ve lost everything,” says Nurul Amin, 35, a refugee in Cox’s Bazar. He arrived with his family a year ago.

24 Aug 2018 description

In Bangladesh, more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees are living in congested sites that are ill-equipped to handle the monsoon rains. How does Terre des hommes (Tdh) respond to the top three risks for children, who represent 50% of the camps’ population?

24 Aug 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – One year into a crisis that has seen over 700,000 refugees escape violence in Myanmar by fleeing into Bangladesh, the Rohingya once more stand on the verge of another disaster if more funding for the humanitarian response cannot be secured.

The immense efforts of the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and its partners to support the Government of Bangladesh in the humanitarian response since the influx began a year ago are evident across what has become the largest refugee settlement in the world.

24 Aug 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, is calling today on the international community to step up its support for some 900,000 stateless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and show solidarity with their generous hosts. The collective international responsibility for protecting and finding solutions for these refugees must remain a priority for all countries in the region and beyond.

24 Aug 2018 description

One year on from the devastating man-made crisis which saw the mass exodus of 700,000 people from Burma to Bangladesh the UK is calling on the international community to provide long-term support

UK calls on the international community to prioritise long-term support for the Rohingya people on the anniversary of the crisis

23 Aug 2018 description

One year since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees were forced to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh, the denial of their legal status coupled with unacceptable living conditions in makeshift camps trap refugees in a cycle of suffering.

23 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Investment in education desperately needed to avert “lost generation” of Rohingya children – UNICEF

One year after mass exodus from Myanmar, the futures of more than 500,000 refugee children in Bangladesh are in the balance

NEW YORK/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 23 August 2018 - More than half a million Rohingya refugee children in southern Bangladesh are being denied the chance of a proper education, and international efforts are urgently needed to prevent them falling prey to despair and frustration, UNICEF said today.

23 Aug 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Several health facilities remain closed due to Eid holidays.

  • The Mobile Medical Teams were deployed to provide surge support in Camp 20 and Camp 4 Extensions where most of the relocations are taken place.

  • Unexplained fever continues to show steady trend, however, some concerns have been raised on localized outbreaks. Field visits were conducted to investigate the cases.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

21 Aug 2018 description

The traffic lights diagram above is based on the results of a multi-sector prioritisation tool developed by the Analysis Hub. The tool uses NPM data from five sectors to prioritise needs geographically, at the block level. The 30 indicators which form the prioritisation tool have been weighted and combined into the Basic Needs Gap – it and its component sector gaps, are included in the excel workbook accompanying this one-pager. Indicators were evaluated for their inclusion in the prioritisation tool and selected according to the amount of variation that each indicator revealed.

20 Aug 2018 description

Risks *

246,600 individuals (est.) / 57,424 HH at risk of landslide or flooding

41,751 ind. / 9,660 HH at highest risk of landslide prioritized for relocation**

incl. 24,126 ind. / 5,636 HH at highest risk of landslide in Kutupalong-Balukhali

20 Aug 2018 description

Cox's Bazar/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 20 August 2018 - Ahead of the anniversary of the start of the Rakhine crisis, the world's largest humanitarian network is calling for an urgent political solution to a situation that has forced hundreds of thousands of people into some of the most cramped and dangerously exposed conditions on earth.

19 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

One year since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, WFP continues to provide life saving food assistance through in -kind distributions, e - vouchers, prevention and treatment of malnutrition while continuing essential support to vulnerable members of the host community.

19 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• In partnership with UNICEF, WFP has started a multiwallet pilot, introducing soaps through WFP’s evouchers.

• WFP urgently requires USD 110 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community.

WFP Response (July)

Food and Nutrition Assistance

17 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • UNHCR and partners continue to relocate refugees living in areas at high risk of landslides to safer ground. No significant rain occurred in reporting period 10-16 August. The relocation is also aimed at mitigating risks by decongesting overcrowded settlements.

  • Two incidents of landslide/soil erosion were reported by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group across all refugee settlements1 affecting 16 households. A total of 14 shelters were damaged.

UNHCR and Partners’ Response

17 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 15 August. All persons above the age of 12 received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be used for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims to consolidate a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions.

17 Aug 2018 description

Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 July. Recent dry weather has allowed for increased risk mitigation works as well as shelter upgrades and refugee relocations in the camps. A recent report on health facilities cited medical waste management as a key gap. Emergency water quality surveillance guidelines are under review to improve community engagement on monitoring. Space for emergency evacuations and sustainable relocations remain topline needs. Funding gaps continue to limit capacity.

16 Aug 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar