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18 Dec 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
  • 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education
  • 758,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
  • 7.6 million children are in need of water
  • At least 3.4 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
18 Dec 2017 description

The Australian Government is partnering with the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR to help Rohingya who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.

This includes more than 620,000 people, mostly women and children, who have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Matching public contributions

The Australian Government is matching more than $3.5 million in funding raised by the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR since 11 November.

18 Dec 2017 description

Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhy minister of Refugees and Repatriations in inauguration program appreciated from WFP and Kabul governor for distribution of the contribution for poor families.

He has emphasized that the distribution of humanitarian contribution through the scope program can be transparency for recognition of the vulnerable families.

18 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • 655,000 new arrivals (Since 25th August) are reported as of 17 December (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring and UNHCR Family Counting).

  • As of 15 December, the Bangladeshi Immigration and Passports Department has registered 844,207 people through biometric registration.

  • As of 15 December, the Armed Forced Division (AFD) has completed 6.74 kilometers of earthworks on the main road in the Kutupalong Balukhali extension.

18 Dec 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 17 December 2017 – The Government of the Republic of Korea has committed US$ 500,000 to assist UNFPA Bangladesh with its crucial response to the unique sexual reproductive health and protection needs of women and girls affected by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

18 Dec 2017 description

This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter-agency portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

18 Dec 2017 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 to 30 November 2017.

Highlights

  • Multi-agency needs assessment kicked off to identify the scope of humanitarian needs for 2018.

17 Dec 2017 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

MID YEAR REVIEW : PROGRESS TOWARDS STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES (JANUARY TO JUNE)

17 Dec 2017 description

Since 25 August, more than 655,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

Key numbers

212,000 Rohingya estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar before the August influx

655,000 New arrivals as of 17 December 2017

867,000 Total number of Rohingya refugees estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar.

17 Dec 2017 description

From 1 January to 26 November 2017, 403,300 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, with 31 of 34 provinces recording forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining provision of assistance and services. Displaced families often find themselves in precarious living conditions with their well-being and dignity jeopardised by inadequate shelter, lack of food and water, insufficient access to sanitation and health facilities as well as lack of protection.