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24 Nov 2017 description

Summary

The overall nutrition situation in the 3rd quarter of the year remained critical and the forecast suggested further deterioration.

24 Nov 2017 description

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 24 November 2017 - It is three months since the latest wave of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state triggered one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

Since 25 August, at least 621,000 people have fled into Bangladesh. Arriving on foot or by boat, they join more than 307,000 who earlier fled seeking safety in Bangladesh, taking the numbers up to almost one million people, with many thousands more reported to be waiting to cross the border.

24 Nov 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Emergency

According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Hurricane Otto entered Costa Rica territory close to the town of Los Chiles as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale (wind gusts up to 175 km/h) on 24 November 2016, which qualified Otto as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Hurricane Otto moved on a west south-west trajectory at an average speed of 15 km/h across Costa Rica before exiting the country on 25 November.

24 Nov 2017 description

Summary of revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This operation update outlines the revised operation plan and provides an overview of the situation that has evolved since the alert was downgraded from Level Four to Level Three.
Changes to the emergency plan of action:

• The target number of people assisted increased from 7,750 to 11,000 people. The budget for this operation is increased from CHF 169,320 to CHF 210,417. The operation is expected to complete by 26 January 2018.

24 Nov 2017 description

The Australian Government is aware that all men previously refusing to leave the former Manus Island Regional Processing Centre (RPC) have now departed the complex for alternative accommodation.

The Australian Government welcomes this development.

The Papua New Guinea Government has been clear since mid-2016 that it would close the RPC.

24 Nov 2017 description

Question

What innovative WASH options exist for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited space? What lessons have been learned from their application?

Summary

24 Nov 2017 description

Question

What lessons can we draw from Bangladesh and other refugee-hosting countries on how to leverage change to policies, laws and practices applied to refugees? In what situations have we seen drastic shifts towards more protective legal and policy frameworks? What endogenous and exogenous factors and incentives have contributed to those shifts and what were the associated risks?

Summary

24 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin constructing their new home. And the support doesn’t stop there: CARE is training women leaders in the community to form savings groups, start businesses, and be healthcare workers.

24 Nov 2017 description

By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox on Manus Island, staff

The 328 men who had been refusing to leave the closed Manus Island detention centre have now been moved to new camps, Papua New Guinea authorities confirm.

Key points:

24 Nov 2017 description

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have reported horrific stories of sexual violence. One woman, Shakila*, said she was raped after being forced to watch the murder of her husband and infant daughter.

24 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2017 main “meher” season

  • Output of 2017 “belg” secondary season harvest estimated at below-average levels due to erratic rainfall

  • Fall Armyworm infestations affected crops in 65 percent of country’s districts; Government, with technical and financial support of FAO, undertook appropriate control measures

24 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast well below average level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year expected to remain high

  • Maize prices increased in October, while prices of other main staples declined

Cereal production in 2017 forecast to decline from last year

24 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production for 2017 estimated well above average

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year unchanged from previous year

  • Prices of white maize stable and below year-earlier levels, black beans increased seasonally

Cereal production for 2017 estimated well above average

24 Nov 2017 description

In response to news that the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to return close to a million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh, Amnesty International’s Director for Refugee and Migrant Rights, Charmain Mohamed, said:

“While precise details of this deal have not yet been revealed, talk of returns is clearly premature at a time when Rohingya refugees continue to trickle into Bangladesh on an almost daily basis as they flee ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

24 Nov 2017 description

Over 20 primary health care workers in Cox’s Bazar, including physicians, clinical psychologists and counsellors from government facilities and nongovernment organizations are attending training on the assessment and management of priority mental disorders through the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme – mhGAP.

The three day training from 21 to 23 November is being organized by the Directorate General of Health Services, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and supported by World Health Organization.

24 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

Bruxelles

UNIQUE ID: 171123_12

The signing of the repatriation agreement today in Nay Pyi Taw is an important and welcomed step towards addressing one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises of our times.

24 Nov 2017 description

The second phase of Cholera vaccination campaign was conducted among the newly arrived Rohingya communities in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban, Bangladesh. It, covered 199 472 children aged one to below five years old while 236 696 children aged below five years old also received a second dose of Polio vaccine.

The six days campaign that started on the 4th of November was implemented by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) with support from WHO, UNICEF, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, IOM, UNHCR and local and international NGO’s.