For the past two years, the Diffa region in south-east Niger has been affected by recurrent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. Despite the efforts made to stabilise the security situation in Diffa and the broader Lake Chad region, these attacks continue to cause large displacement and negatively impact on the security, socio-political and economic situation in the affected region.
This report has been developed collaboratively, drawing on insights from two workshops, expert consultations, and research by a team at the Center for Global Development (CGD). Cindy Huang, senior policy fellow at CGD, is the lead author and co-directed the research team. Jeremy Konyndyk codirected the research team, provided invaluable thought leadership, and is a contributing author. Kate Gough, Asad Sami, and Nicole Cassou are members of the research team and contributing authors. Kate also served as the research and production coordinator for the report.
Media release, 23.10.2017 The international community came together in Geneva today to mobilise funds for the Rohingya. Since August this year, more than half a million people have been forced to flee violence in Myanmar and seek refuge in Bangladesh. Given the extent of this humanitarian crisis, Switzerland has decided to increase its financial contribution to CHF 8 million. Switzerland reiterates its call upon the government of Myanmar to respect international law and, in particular, to protect human rights and also calls for the perpetrators of violations to be brought to justice.
The European Union today co-hosted in Geneva a 'Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis'. The Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced the EU's contribution of an additional €30 million for the Rohingya communities in Bangladesh.
As of 21 Oct 2017, at least 815,000 Rohingyas are estimated to be sheltering in Bangladesh, having fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. Violence which began on 25 August has triggered a massive and swift refugee influx across the border - an estimated 603,000 people have arrived. These refugees have joined some 213,000 people who were already in Bangladesh following earlier waves of displacement. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, many having experienced severe trauma, and are now living in extremely difficult conditions.
Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
Since 25 August, nearly 600,000 refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh, fleeing violence, serious human rights violations and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Nearly 60 per cent of them are children. Thank you for coming today in solidarity with them, with the Bangladeshi Government and with the communities that are so generously hosting them.
I would like especially to thank our hosts, the European Union and Kuwait, as well as my co-panellists.
October 23rd, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arsal Municipality and the Medical Islamic Association to provide equipment for a charity medical unit in Arsal, Bekaa Region, east of Lebanon.
The project would upgrade primary health care to include high-quality medical and follow-up, helping fill the gap in medical services available for the Syrian refugees and the host community.
More than 300,000 women and girls who have fled rape and violence are not getting the protection and help they need because of lack of funds, Oxfam said ahead of a donor conference in Geneva today.
Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 589,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, increasing the total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar to 802,000. New arrivals are living in spontaneous settlements with increasing need of humanitarian assistance, including shelter, food, clean water, and sanitation. Poor road networks and insufficient drainage in the displacement sites make it difficult to reach new arrivals with urgent support.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today.
By Joe Harrison, Program Manager, Asia/Middle East on October 20, 2017
Since Aug. 25, over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State for an area just slightly south of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and those who made it across the border to Bangladesh are in desperate need of medical care.
Since the start of violence in Rakhine State, over half a million (582,140) people have fled Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, according to the estimate of the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) hosted by the UN’s Migration Agency (IOM). Numbers spiked again in the past week when over 18,000 Rohing-ya crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing what has been described as ‘ethnic cleansing’.
Directorate of refugee and repatriation of Nangarhar province with co-operation of NRC and SCI has distributed cash assistance to 170 displaced and returnees’ families which displaced from Pacheragam district and returned from Pakistan to the country.
Wednesday October 27, 2017 per family received 18000Af by NRC and 26 of these families received 6000Af by SCI.
Also 74 returnees’ families which returned from Pakistan to the Nangarhar province received cash assistance 6000Af by NRC.
Refugees and asylum seekers held at Australia's immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have been told water, food and power will be cut at the end of the month.
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Verified Population - September 2017
Female 50% Male 50%
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%
Karen 99% Other 1%
Christian 65% Buddhist 32% Animist 2% Other 1%