By Maedhbh McDonald
Since August 2017, targeted violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 700,000 people – almost half of whom are children – to seek safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. As the number of Rohingya refugees continues to rise, this is now the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
Crossing the border
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 IS THE COUNTRY PREPAREDNESS PACKAGE?
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 16 mars 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est alarmé par le sort des milliers de réfugiés centrafricains qui ont fui vers le sud du Tchad depuis la fin 2017, dont beaucoup manquent de nourriture, d’abris et d’accès aux soins médicaux.
This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre, the Office of the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Coordination and Assessment (UNDAC) Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat. It covers the period from 15 March to 17 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 March 2018.
Desde mañana hasta el miércoles 21 de marzo se prevé el incremento del viento en la costa
Desde mañana sábado 17 al miércoles 21 de marzo, el SENAMHI pronosticó el incremento de viento en la costa, desde Arequipa hasta Piura. Los mayores valores se presentarán los días 19 y 20 en la costa de Ica, con velocidades de hasta 45 km/h. Asimismo, se espera levantamiento de polvo/arena y reducción de la visibilidad.
Lluvias de moderada intensidad se espera desde este mediodía hasta la medianoche en la sierra y selva
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly alarmed at the plight of thousands of Central African refugees who have fled to southern Chad since late last year, many of whom lack food, shelter and access to medical care.
This influx is the biggest since 2014, and overwhelming the ability of humanitarian agencies to respond. UNHCR’s office in Chad needs some USD$149 million this year to meet urgent needs, yet as of now has received just 2 per cent of this amount.
671,000 new arrivals are reported as of 15 February, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 8 site assessment. The full dataset can be found here. The decrease is not a result of population return, but rather the use of a more detailed and accurate methodology to estimate total population figures.
March 15, 2018
Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to recent floods in Mozambique.
In early February, four days of heavy rains destroyed homes, farms and gardens in Niassa Province, with the Lago District the most seriously affected.
Asunción, IP.- La Gobernación de Boquerón declaró situación de emergencia en el departamento chaqueño a causa de las inundaciones que afectan a varias localidades. La declaración permitirá acelerar la adquisición de suministros necesarios para paliar la grave situación.
“Tenemos muchos lugares, sobre todos caminos y viviendas inundadas, tenemos familias evacuadas, por suerte no son tantas pero es una situación particularmente difícil”, dijo el Edwin Pauls, explicando los motivos que llevó a declarar la situación de emergencia.
UNICEF is stepping up its monsoon preparedness in Rohingya camps. Facilities at risk of floods and landslides are being reinforced, decommissioned or relocated. Five diarrhoea treatment centres are being constructed, and contingency stock (e.g. hygiene kits, aquatabs, chlorine, soap and buckets) is being prepositioned. Meanwhile, a network of 1,000 community mobilization volunteers are proactively engaging the community on how they can protect themselves during the upcoming monsoon/cyclones.
• Heavy rains and flooding in northern and central governorates during the second half of February affected approximately 33 camps and sites for displaced people camps and more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).
• According to the UN Migration Agency (IOM), 3.5 million people returned to their places of origin from January 2014 until the end of February 2018.
• The Iraq Humanitarian Fund launched the first Standard Allocation for 2018.
# of people in need 8.7m
Humanitarian needs & key figures
Survey Methodology and Demographics
To carry out the Flood Perception Survey, 30 trained enumerators are deployed throughout the ten most heavily flood affected districts to collect data over the course of 10 days from a total of 1800 respondents using a probability proportionate to size (PPS) methodology. All data collection is completed with mobile tablets using KoBo Toolbox.
The majority of the recorded population were displaced during 2017, with 621 reportedly opening that year (DTM Rounds 3-8). Conflict was reported as the primary driver of displacement (1,217,793 IDPs), followed by climate-incudes factors (494,256 IDPs). This trend is consistent over time, with conflict being the primary cause of displacement across the country.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
UNHCR and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched a project to prevent dangerous encounters with elephants, which have resulted in at least 10 deaths in Kutupalong settlement. The highly congested site lies on one of the migratory routes for Asian elephants.
Nobel Peace laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, and Iran’s Shireen Ebadi visited refugee settlements in Bangladesh to raise awareness about the plight of Rohingya refugees. The laureates’ visit took place as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
This Newsletter highlights on various events from January to February 2018:
This Newsletter highlights on various events from September to October 2017:
Message from Resident Coordinator
High waters: Chinese assistance aiding post-flood recovery in Nepal
Chinese ambassador visits flood-affected areas to observe recovery works
Poor people are more exposed to floods
Unaffordable and inaccessible health services create barriers for Nepali returnee migrants from going for medical examination
Desde la tarde de este sábado se esperan oleajes ligeros en el litoral centro y sur del país
La Dirección de Hidrografía y Navegación (DHN) de la Marina de Guerra del Perú, informó que actualmente el estado del mar en todo el litoral presenta condiciones normales; sin embargo, se espera la ocurrencia de oleaje ligero desde mañana hasta el lunes 12 de marzo en el litoral centro y sur.
Cusco: Distritos de Paruro, San Jerónimo y Caicay soportaron lluvias extremas en las últimas 24 horas
UN launches 2018 HRP, requesting $569 million to assist 3.4 million people
Relief agencies continue to advocate for safe and voluntary IDP returns
Humanitarian stakeholders launch USAID/OFDA-supported initiative to promote accountability and address GBV in Iraq