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06 Dec 2018 description
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Language considerations for repatriation

While repatriation plans will reportedly not proceed until 2019, recent events have increased questions and concerns about these plans and related arrangements in the Rohingya community. Rohingya people have clearly said that they need information to make decisions for themselves and their families. They also want to be meaningfully consulted and engaged in these processes. When dealing with such a sensitive and emotional subject, it will be helpful for the humanitarian community to know some key terms.

15 Nov 2018 description

Over the past two weeks, community feedback suggests that refugees are becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of repatriation to Myanmar, with rumours circulating and a clear need for more information. Repatriation is currently one of the most discussed issues within the Rohingya community with lots of queries and apprehension. Many of the community’s concerns relate to a lack of knowledge about how repatriation decisions are being made and what the process will be. Given these concerns, this special edition of What Matters?

31 Oct 2018 description
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Rohingya Community Feedback:
Has the relationship between Muslim and Hindu Rohingya people changed?

Source: Feedback collected between September 24 and October 20 by 17 Internews Community Correspondents and one feedback manager using Kobo Collect app in camps 1E, 1W, 2E, 2W, 3 and 4. In total, 1098 interactions have been analysed to present how the relationships between Hindu and Muslim Rohingya people have changed after they fled to Bangladesh. The feedback is collected in Rohingya using English and Bangla script.

18 Oct 2018 description
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Intimate partner violence: Women keep silent and cope

Source: Quantitative data collected from 6811 respondents by IOM community mobilisers from February to August 2018; qualitative research by BBC Media Action, in partnership with Norwegian Church Aid, into attitudes towards intimate partner violence in August 2018; and gender analysis carried out by Action Against Hunger, Save the Children and Oxfam in August 2018.

12 Oct 2018 description

New project gives vocational training, education and small business support to 4,400 youth.

"The youth of South Sudan are a huge untapped potential. They must be supported to access job training, employment and businesses opportunities. The EMPOWER project will bring new opportunities to thousands of youth that are eager to learn, work and build for the future," said Rehana Zawar, Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

03 Oct 2018 description
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Finding the right words in the Rohingya language

Clear communication with the Rohingya community is one of the most challenging aspects of the current response. It requires us to understand how their language is evolving, how different languages have influenced it, and how distinct dialects are emerging. Importantly, we must acknowledge linguistic variations within the community, and use appropriate vocabulary in all communications.

10 Sep 2018 description

The rainy season brings additional risks of diseases which are transmitted by mosquitoes, including malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya. The materials here are designed to raise awareness about the risks associated with mosquito-borne diseases and what people living in the camps can do to reduce those risks.

Audio messages (for loudspeakers in mosques and community spaces; and for use with hand mics):

30 Aug 2018 description
report BBC Media Action
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BBC Media Action undertook a qualitative research study to understand more about the culture and traditions of the Rohingya community, to inform our programming and that of other organisations.

Study locations:
Kutupalong, Unchiprang, Shamlapur and Leda.

15 Aug 2018 description
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A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance

Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.

02 Aug 2018 description
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Lack of light, waste and waterlogging affecting the Rohingya camps

Source: Feedback from listening groups during May and June 2018. Around 250 listener groups meet weekly to listen to a range of radio programmes and narrowcasts. The group facilitators collect feedback about the listeners’ current needs, priorities and concerns.

01 Aug 2018 description
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Analysis of community feedback suggests that cooking has been the main concern raised by the Rohingya community throughout June. A quarter of complaints raised by men, and one fifth of complaints raised by women during this time period were linked to cooking. Cooking has also been raised as a concern with Internews’ community correspondents, and within weekly listener group discussions run by other agencies.

27 Jun 2018 description
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BBC Media Action, Internews, and Translators without Borders are working together to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis. This summary aims to provide a snapshot of feedback received from Rohingya and host communities, to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind.

27 Jun 2018 description
report BBC Media Action

With the onset of the monsoon, landslides are becoming an increasingly severe risk within the camps. Based on messages endorsed by the CXB Emergency Communications Group, these Rohingya language audio products are designed to help agencies accurately and effectively communicate about three different aspects of landslide preparedness. The audio can be played to communities in outreach settings (through community mobilisers, info hubs, loudspeakers, etc). You can preview and download the audio files (MP3) here:

17 Jun 2018 description
report BBC Media Action

The resources on this page are intended to help explain the cyclone early warning signals that are being used in the camps; and give Rohingya people advice about how to prepare, at each warning level. The resources are based on common messages developed by the Cox's Bazar Emergency Communication Group in collaboration with the Cyclone Preparedness Programme. All flashcards come with guidance text (in Bangla) to help fieldworkers use the tool.

11 Jun 2018 description
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BBC Media Action, Internews, and Translators without Borders are working together to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis. This summary aims to provide a snapshot of feedback received from Rohingya and host communities, to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind.

21 May 2018 description
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Listener group feedback shows how the concerns among the Rohingya community are shifting over time. Trends suggest that good progress has been made in some areas, with concerns such as health issues related to mothers and children reducing over time, while there are other topics – for example safety and security – that appear to be of growing concern to the community.

17 May 2018 description
report BBC Media Action

To coincide with the distribution of shelter tie-down kits, BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating the importance of shelter strengthening and preparedness in advance of the monsoon. The materials also provide detailed practical guidance about key shelter strengthening techniques.