In the early hours of 25 August, violence broke out in the Rakhine state resulting in severe unrest, affecting a large number of minorities in the state. The extent and implications of the attack remain uncertain, however 429,000 people are estimated to have crossed the border since 25th August 2017 (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring, Round 5, 24 Sept 2017). New displacement sites have developed in Ukhiya, Whykong and Teknaf in Coxâ€™s Bazar. These new arrivals have crossed the border with a bare minimum of
IOM has the necessary status and standing capacity to work with the government and corporate houses to ensure the dissemination and continuous maintenance of a comprehensive victim database which will help in ensuring the delivery of necessary services for victims who are spread across the country.
Irregular maritime migration from Bangladesh towards South East Asia has seen a steady increase over the years, with organized smuggling routes transporting people through the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea trying to reach South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. What may have begun as a voluntary journey is transformed into a severe case of trafficking.
IOM in collaboration with Save the Children International (SCI) and the Canadian High Commission proposes to undertake a study to investigate and identify the social costs of migration on children of Bangladeshi migrant workers’ families (both internal and international migration). Specifically, the study aims to identify the impacts of migration on children at a household/community/social level; focusing on children’s safety and protection, health and well-being, education, and the right to be cared for.
The proposed project will seek to support gender and safe mobility in the region through women’s empowerment to be brought about by increased participation in safe labor migration process that mitigates potential negative effects of irregular cross-border movement. This will be initiated through a study on Gender and Safe Mobility: promising global and regional practices, which includes both the “hard” and “soft” aspects of labor migration.
The present appeal outlines IOM’s funding requirements with the Humanitarian Response Plan. IOM operations focus on six sectors of assistance : Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI), Site Management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Coordination, Protection and one working group : Communication with Communities (CwC).
In the early hours of 25 August, a violence broke out in the Rakhine state resulted in severe unrest affecting a large number of minorities in the state. The extent and implications of the attack remain uncertain, however 370,000 people have estimated to cross the border. These new arrivals have crossed the border with bare minimum possessions and are in dire needs of food, shelter, WASH and health services. Humanitarian agencies have started responded to the need immediately.
In the aftermath of the violence which broke out in Rakhine State in Myanmar, around 420,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh. The sountern district of Cox’s Bazaar is overwhenlimg with the sudden arrival of so many Rohingigyas. Escaping the violence, these Rohingiyas usually come with very little possessions. The humanitarian actors are providing critical life saving support to these Rohingyas. Under the current Japan funding IOM will provide shelter and NFIs to aaproximately 6,300 Rohingyas households (31,500 individuals).
Over 515,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since 25 August 2017 (ISCG Report, 26 Sept). This new wave of Rohingya is settling spontaneously, in host communities, makeshift settlements, and new spontaneous sites that have been formed in Cox’s Bazar. New arrivals, having fled the violence, often come with no belongings or means to cook food. They currently set up makeshift shelters with limited resources they have, using inadequate materials.
In 25 August, the armed conflict in the Rakhine state resulted in severe unrest affecting a large number of minorities in the state. The extent and implications of the attack remain uncertain however the large number of Rohingyas have started crossing the border to Bangladesh. To date, 270,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh.