Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.
The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.
One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
Over the course of 2016, the conflict in Syria escalated significantly, with devastating consequences for the population caught up in the midst of what has become a protracted civil war. Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has conducted outreach activities in northern Syria in 2016 with over 2,000 men, women and children that sustained injury and impairment as hostilities intensified. Almost 60 per cent of these were wounded in airstrikes, with over half of these incidents occurring in a four-month period between July and October.
When do you wash your hands in your daily life? While the answer may vary from person to person, in Japan we usually teach our children to wash their hands before a meal, after using the toilet and when they return home.
Today over 2 million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan. Since last July, the government of Pakistan has toughened its policy to repatriate Afghan refugees. As a result, 630,000 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan last year. Additional 500,000 refugees are estimated to join them in March following the winter pause. To prepare for emergency relief, AAR Japan conducted a preliminary assessment to examine the living conditions of these Afghan returnees who are stranded in in Nangarhar Province, which makes an entry point along the eastern border.
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POSITION TITLE: Admin&Logistic Assistant
TEAM/ PROGRAM: Admin/Logistics/Finance
Reports to: Head of Office
ROLE SUMMARY : To help other staff’s job with administrative, logistics and accounting support. Mainly the job holder has responsibility for cash management, to keep filing docs, to procure necessary commodities, to collect quotations, to arrange transportation, etc.