Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 693,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Most of these people arrived with few or no possessions and are reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Almost 60 percent of new arrivals are children.
Australia is working closely with humanitarian partners to provide assistance to displaced people and host communities, both in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Australia's humanitarian assistance
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District during the period between February and March 2018, including information about fighting, internal displacement, education, health and livelihoods challenges.
The Tatmadaw have been reconstructing a military road in Karen National Union (KNU) territory between Ler Mu Plaw and Kay Pu village tracts since November 2017 without permission from local civilians or KNU authorities.
Epidemiological Highlights Week 20
• An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).
• To date, 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.
• In week 20, 123 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.
by Eisen Bernardo (CCAFS Southeast Asia)
To provide better solutions, various dimensions of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) preparedness and response in agriculture of five East Asian countries were evaluated.
New Strategy Seeks to End Impunity for Atrocity Crimes
The Canadian government is stepping up the call for justice for Myanmar’s embattled ethnic Rohingya population.
As monsoon season approaches, Rohingya volunteers are being trained by UNHCR to become first responders in an emergency.
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Bangladesh – Seventy-year-old Hanibi says she cannot eat or sleep. The memory of two family members who were shot still haunts her and she worries about the coming monsoon season, when the bamboo houses of Kutupalong refugee settlement, where she and around 600,000 other people live, will be at the mercy of the elements.
Formin, a volunteer counsellor, squeezes her hand.
DHAKA/NEW YORK, 24 May 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has called for more support for vulnerable Rohingya refugee children and women following a four-day trip to refugee camps and informal settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Geneva, Amman, Nay Pyi Taw - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Special Envoy HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein will make an official three-day visit to Myanmar starting 28 May. The Envoy will hold meetings with H.E. Lt. Gen. Sein Win, Union Minister for Defense and H.E. U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation. In addition, the Convention delegation will meet with partners in mine action in Myanmar including representative of various governments, the European Union and its Member States, United Nations agencies, ICRC, ICBL and mine clearance operators.
This Field Report describes events occurring in Thaton District, southeast Myanmar between January 2016 and December 2017. It includes information submitted by KHRG community members on a range of human rights violations and other issues important to the local community including the military situation in the post-ceasefire period, development projects, drug usage, ethnic and religious discrimination, and violence because of conflicts about land use.
Kathmandu, May 23, 2018 — Protracted conflicts in Asia have negatively impacted development and growth, nationally and regionally. Local conflicts, associated with land and natural resources, along with urban crime, are on the rise as Asian countries develop and urbanize.
Myanmar: Deadline to Report on Rape of Rohingya to UN
Committee Seeks Information on Rakhine State Atrocities Against Women, Girls
Disaster Looms in Refugee Camps; Safer Ground Needed
This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2017, the Joint Programme provided support to more than 60 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors. Peace and Development Advisors are at the forefront of the Programme’s efforts, they support the UN system to effectively adapt and respond to complex political situations and identify areas for preventive action.