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23 Oct 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 33,516,6271 Swiss francs – increased from 12,763,504 Swiss francs – to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to a cumulative total of 200,000 people. This revised Emergency Appeal results in a funding gap of 24,006,582 Swiss francs.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Widespread violence and insecurity in Rakhine State since August 25 displaces at least 501,800 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations

  • USG provides additional $40 million in assistance for affected populations in Burma and Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 34/22.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Summary

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The first Finnish Red Cross aid workers will be flying to Bangladesh tomorrow at the earliest. The Disaster Relief Fund has granted 500,000 euros to managing the refugee crisis.

The refugees’ situation in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh is very serious. Since the end of August, more than 420,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, mostly women and children.

They are in desperate need of food, clean water, shelter, basic supplies and health services.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

Crisis overview

As of 22 September, an estimated 429,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August (IOM 22/09/2017). Rohingya started fleeing northern Rakhine, Myanmar as the Myanmar Army is carrying out crackdown operations in the area.

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

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

19 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since 25 August more than 379 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

  • 156 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements

  • 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar

18 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

In late August, a new wave of conflict broke out in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which has led to an influx of people crossing the border. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together with the people who fled into the country since 2012, Bangladesh is now hosting about 500,000 people from Myanmar. Most of them are living in temporary shelters and in urgent needs of basic humanitarian assistance.

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

11 Sep 2017 description
report CEDIM

1 Overview

Localized excessive rain amounts related to 2017 Indian summer monsoon led to devastating flooding in some parts of northern and north eastern India as well as in parts of Nepal and Bangla Desh. The death toll rose to more than 2000 people. Torrential rain made buildings collapsing and left part of cities underwater. Furthermore, vast areas of land were flooded in the state of Uttar Pradesh, thousands of villages were submerged and flooding affected millions of people.

04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

01 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$9.45 million

Highlights

01 Sep 2017 description

NEED ANALYSIS

  • In Rakhine, approximately 120,789 people remain displaced across 36 camps or camp-like settings. In Kachin/Northern Shan, over 99,970 IDPs are mostly dispersed over 178 camps or camp-like settings but around 10,000 with host families.

RESPONSE

29 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017 US$9.45 million

*Thanks to the generous contribution from donors, UNICEF Bangladesh has achieved its funding requirement for the coordination/operational set up sector, receiving US$421,530 over the requested amount for 2017.

Highlights

25 Aug 2017 description

Chin State has suffered particularly erratic rainfall, landslides and floods. But new adaptation programs are aiming to prepare farming communities for future changes in the climate and improve food security.

By LIBBY HOGAN / DVB

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are: