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01 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) handed over a brand-new ambulance in Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar to the NGO Research, Training and Management (RTM) International on 28 May 2017. The ambulance will ensure that the refugees living in two camps, as well as host communities, can access life-saving treatment in the case of a medical emergency. A total of four ambulances are now available to transport critical cases from the refugee camps to the district hospital or NGO-run clinics.

01 Jun 2017 description

May 31, 2017: Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on May 30, 2017. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) estimates that 10,074,699 people were living in regions that were exposed to wind speeds of 120 km/h or more, and that some districts near Cox’s Bazaar and Chittagong were hit with gusts that topped 130 km/h.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

EN DEUDA CON LA NIÑEZ

Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

DES ENFANCES VOLÉES

Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.

31 May 2017 description
report American Red Cross

Volunteer teams from the Bangladesh Red Crescent were out in full-force this weekend as Cyclone Mora barreled towards the South Asian country. Volunteers helped their neighbors before the storm struck—working with local government authorities to evacuate more than one million people from low-lying coastal areas such as Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, and some of the offshore islands. Red Crescent teams spread early warnings in communities via megaphone and also helped families find safety in storm shelters.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children
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STOLEN CHILDHOODS

For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.

31 May 2017 description

by Reuters Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:38 GMT

Most Rohingyas remained in their flimsy shelters in the camps when the storm struck, with priority given to evacuating only the most vulnerable, like heavily pregnant women

  • Cyclone destroys thousands of makeshift homes, and refugee camps

  • Camps gave shelter to Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar

  • At least 7 people killed, 50 injured in worst-hit district

  • 134 fishermen missing - local official in Cox's Bazar

31 May 2017 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water extent in the District of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division, located in the southeastern part of Bangladesh after the tropical cyclone Mora-17 using a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 May 2017. A total of 21,000 ha surface waters were observed. In many zones, the affected lands are mainly agricultural. The analysis of this image reveals also that about 225 km of roads mainly tertiary roads seem to be potentially affected. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

31 May 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the District of Chittagong, Chittagong Division, in the southeastern part of Bangladesh after the tropical cyclone Mora-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 May 2017 and detected several areas with standing waters. In the district of Chittagong ~4,260 ha are likely flooded and almost 4 km of the local roads seem to be affected. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

31 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 28 May, 2017, a Signal 1 Level for an upcoming cyclonic storm was declared by Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). The direction of the depression was heading north- northeast, due to make landfall in the coastal districts of Noakali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. The centre of the tropical depression was predicted to head further northeast through the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong.

31 May 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is working with the Bangladesh authorities and partners on the ground to deliver emergency supplies to Rohingya refugees and their host communities in the wake of Cyclone Mora.

On Tuesday morning, winds of up to 117 km/hr hit south-eastern Bangladesh, damaging thousands of homes as trees fell and roofs were ripped off houses. In addition to the local population, many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees hosted in camps, makeshift sites and local villages in the area were affected by the natural disaster.

31 May 2017 description

Operational Summary

October-December 2016: Mass population movements influx from Rakhine State in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar takes place.

2 January 2017: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) requests support from its in-country partners to scale-up activities.

17 January 2017: 273,151 Swiss francs allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

25-31 January 2017: A joint Movement (BDRCS, IFRC and ICRC) assessment takes place in different areas of Cox’s Bazar district.

31 May 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Cyclonic Storm Mora, May 2017

Depression on the 28th May 2017 over southeast and adjoining central region of the Bay of Bengal strengthen into severe Cyclonic Storm Mora. It moved northwards and crossed Cox’s Bazar – Chittagong coast near Kutubdia during 06 am to 12 pm on 30 may, 2017. Then it became weaken gradually and remained over Rangamati region and adjoining area as a land deep depression. At the time of landfall, it has a sustained wind speed of 117 kmph rising to 146 kmph in gust.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

A full picture of the trail of destruction left by Cyclone Mora is beginning to emerge, after the storm made landfall on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s southeast, leaving millions of children’s futures at stake.

“The damage and destruction left by the storm is immense, with trees uprooted, homes and crops destroyed, roads and telecommunications interrupted and a large number of schools damaged,” Save the Children Country Director in Bangladesh, Mark Pierce said.

31 May 2017 description

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Mora made landfall along the southeast coast of Bangladesh near Kutubdia Island between Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar, yesterday, Tuesday 30 May 2017. TC Mora made its landfall as Category 1 cyclone with sustained winds of up to 120 kph with gustiness reaching up to 148 kph. The cyclone brought heavy rains which impacted several states and regions in Myanmar including Rakhine, Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady. According to the census in 2014, there are 19 million populations in those states and regions.

31 May 2017 description

Situation

  • Tropical cyclone MORA continued moving north toward the coastal district of Cox's Bazar (Chittagong divison), strengthening. It made landfall early in the morning close to the city of Kutubdia (Chittagong division) with max. sustained winds between 100-120 km/h. After the landfall it continued moving north over Chittagong division and it reached north-eastern India weakening gradually. Strong winds, storm surge and heavy rainfall affected the coastal areas of Bangladesh and northern coastal areas of Myanmar/Burma.

31 May 2017 description

30 May 2017 (3:00 PM, GMT+6:00): Cyclonic storm Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh’s coastal region at 06.00 this morning, with heavy rains and winds estimated at 117 km/h (73mph). Approximately 2,811,465 people are affected across 12 high-risk coastal districts in Bangladesh. According to government sources, nearly 300,000 people were evacuated yesterday from affected areas on the southern coast and houses and property have been damaged in Cox’s Bazaar. Continued rain is expected which will exacerbate the situation for those whose homes have been destroyed.

31 May 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidents in May 2017

30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 30 May, Cyclone Mora made landfall on the south eastern coast of Bangladesh, with cyclone signal number 10. Nearly 350,000 people were previously evacuated by the government from potential affected areas.

  • On 29 May, an ad-hoc Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) met jointly with the Government on 29 May 2017 to share information on the situation and preparedness.