Protection in Danger Monthly News Brief - March 2019
29 March 2019: According to a leaked UN document, the Kenyan Government plans to close the Dadaab Refugee Camp by August 2019; a move that, if implemented, would affect some 230,000 refugees. Source: The New Humanitarian
General: In central and northern Mali, an increasingly militarised security landscape continued to restrict aid workers in their ability to respond to the needs of displaced peoples. Source:
The New Humanitarian
14 March 2019: In Gajiram village, Borno state, four people were killed in a fire outbreak. The fire also destroyed property in a nearby camp for the displaced, affecting more than 2,000 displaced families. Humanitarian organizations are assisting the affected families and plan to construct 250 emergency shelters.
Overcrowding in camps has increased the risks of fire outbreaks.
Fire safety awareness is being ramped up across displacement camps to avert further outbreaks. Source: UN-OCHA
General: The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has been blamed by the media for organised violence and a series of killings in camps for Rohingya refugees. Source: Reuters 11 March 2019: The Bangladeshi Government plans to forcibly relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees from camps in Cox’s Bazar district to the remote island of Bhasan Char in April 2019, a move that could possibly trigger a new crisis, the UN warned. Source: