Population of Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas has risen to more than 1.5 million people due to the Rohingya influx.
The highly dense population generates 10,000 tons of waste per month and immediate steps should be taken to address the resulting adverse impacts on health and environment, urged speakers at a programme in Cox’s Bazar.
They were talking at the inception meeting of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s project titled “Sustainable Solutions to Solid Waste: A Local Response to the Rohingya Crisis” on 16 October 2018 in Cox’s Bazar.
Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.
UN CHEMIN: NON PAS LE PLUS COURT, MAIS LE PLUS DURABLE
Récemment, le directeur d’une organisation caritative suisse m’a envoyé un livre au titre résolument provocateur: Früher war alles schlechter («Autrefois, tout était pire»). Quelques semaines plus tôt, lors d’un trajet en train dans le nord de l’Inde, nous avions médité sur l’état du monde. Pour l’humanité dans son ensemble, notre «bilan intermédiaire» était positif. Par cet ouvrage, mon compagnon de voyage voulait certainement me dire que nous n’étions pas seuls devant ce constat.
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar
By Lisa Schlein
GENEVA — U.N. agencies and the Bangladesh government have begun distributing liquid petroleum gas stoves in Cox’s Bazar to help prevent further deforestation, which has been accelerating with the huge influx of Rohingya refugees during the past year.
Cox’s Bazar is home to large areas of protected forest and an important wildlife habitat. The arrival of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar has put enormous pressure on these precious resources.
On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.
This Situation Update describes events that occurred in Kleh Muh Htee [village tract], K’ser Doh Township and M’saw [village tract], Ler Muh Lah Township, Mergui-Tavoy District. It includes information about the health conditions of internally displaced people (IDPs), corporal punishment in local schools, lead mining, drug use, logging and land confiscations.
Teachers in K’Ser Doh Township have been giving out corporal punishments to their students, raising concerns in the local community.
This results strategy covers the period 2014–2020 and comprises a total of SEK 1.6 billion. The aim is to contribute to improving the conditions for people to raise themselves out of poverty, strengthening democracy, respect for human rights and gender equality, and to contribute to sustainable development.
Food security and livelihoods
Inside this newsletter, you will find five original articles from the Bangkok Regional Hub, featuring the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in the region cross-cut gender equality mainstreaming efforts, or ensure women's empowerment to accelerate sustainable development.
Religious Leaders Challenge Gendered Misconceptions in Afghanistan
This Thailand Disaster Management Reference Handbook offers readers an operational understanding of the nation’s disaster management capability and vulnerability, with detailed information on demographics, hazards, government structure, regional and international assistance, infrastructure, laws and guidelines, risks and vulnerabilities, and other areas vital to a comprehensive disaster management knowledge base.
Government and Host Community Response to the Influx of Rohingya Refugees
- The Government of Bangladesh responded quickly upon the arrival of the 687,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar since August 2017, including allocating 5,800 acres of land.
- The host communities of Cox’s Bazar, and the District administration have made a significant and ongoing contribution to the life saving response for refugees under leadership of the National Government and with UN support.
Final Stakeholder’s Consultation: Environmental Impact of Rohingya Influx
In the wake of Rohingya influx and its consequences on the physical environment and ecosystem of Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar District, the final Stakeholder Consultation on Environment Impact of Rohingya Influx, jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was held on 08 March at CIRDAP International Auditorium.
The rainy season is expected to have a serious impact on life-saving services and ongoing humanitarian aid in Cox’s Bazar. The pre-monsoon and monsoon will cause access constraints to sites in both Ukhia and Teknaf, as mud roads become impassable, footpaths slippery and earthen stairs and slopes become dangerous and potentially collapse. Shelters and facilities will be damaged and flooded. The overall impact is likely to be an increase in needs for the 671,000 refugees and a more challenging response environment.
What you need to know today:
A total of 655,500 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 14 January 2018)
What you need to know:
655,500 people have arrived since 25 August
9,000 crossed the border in the past week
1.2 million require immediate humanitarian assistance, including earlier arriving Myanmar nationals and vulnerable members of host communities
What you need to know today
A total of 655,500 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 07 January 2018)
What you need to know today
• A total of 655,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 31 December)
What you need to know today
• A total of 655,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 26 December)
The EU and its Member States are strongly committed to supporting Myanmar’s transition process right across the spectrum, from peace to political reform, health to human rights and gender equality, education to the environment, technical assistance to trade, and public finance management to private sector support.
The 2017 Blue Book on EU Development Cooperation in Myanmar gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union's joint engagement for peace, democracy and development in Myanmar.