Appeals & Response Plans
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak - Dec 2017
- Bangladesh: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015
- Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
Most read reports
- United Nations agencies launch environmental protection and resilience project for host communities and refugees in Bangladesh
- World Bank Helps Bangladesh Provide Learning Opportunities to Rohingya
- Bangladesh Refugee Emergency: Emergency Preparedness and Response Update Dashboard (15 September 2018)
- Bangladesh Refugee Emergency Factsheet – Health (as of August 2018)
- Education Sector Dashboard: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (15 September 2018)
12,798.02 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 2.8 m cash based transfers made
US$ 242.6 m Phase II (March – Dec 2018) total funding requirement for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response
US$ 108 m total confirmed contribution for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response
US$ 83.4 m six months (Sep 2018 - Feb 2019) net funding requirements for CSP of which US$ 54.8 m is for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response
IN THIS UPDATE:
UNHCR increases community outreach across settlements
Helpline assisting refugees find protection solutions
Support to host community college with safe water
Sanitation mapping ongoing
Cyclone preparedness training intensified
Registration and verification
Refugee arrival trends
Quick facts and figures
WFP supports Rohingya refugees with life -saving food assistance through in-kind distributions, e-vouchers, malnutrition prevention and treatment programmes along with essential support to vulnerable members of the host community. WFP and partners are also enhancing self reliance skills among the refugee women and adolescent girls through life skills and vocational trainings.
Period covered: 5 – 11 September 2018 Location: Bangladesh
• Bangladesh is experiencing seasonal influenza, which may also be circulating in the camp area.
• A total of 1 988 family and 70 community water filters have so far been distributed to 13 partner organizations with the main beneficiaries being pregnant women.
• Since February 2018, 18 327 children of 0-23 months have received BCG vaccination while the Pentavalent vaccine has been administered to 20 522 children.
Period covered: 29 August – 4 September 2018
• The next round of oral cholera campaign (OCV) will begin on 6 October 2018, targeting 327 364 people.
• Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and suspected malaria cases are showing an increasing trend.
• A total of nine Mobile Medical Teams were deployed in week 35. Primary health care and dental care services were provided to 3 375 people across 13 camps.
The most recent chapter in a decades-long series of Rohingya refugee crises, which erupted in August 2017, has reignited discussion over the policies and legal structures, or lack thereof, to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Asia. Policy and binding legal frameworks are essential means of protecting the rights of forced migrants.
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
The Teknaf Mental Health and Psychosocial Services team arranged football tournament amongst the youth population of Rohingya community. The main objective of this activity was to promote psychosocial development, physical health and social wellbeing.
In May and June 2018, Oxfam undertook research with Rohingya women and adolescent girls living in Cox Bazar refugee camps, focused on the barriers and enablers of using WASH facilities in the camps. The research brought two female architects to work with women and girls to adapt the design of existing facilities, and to design new facilities to meet their needs.
The environment has suffered inevitable degradation as a result of the massive refugee influx following violence last August in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The 720,000 people who fled faced an initial struggle to find shelter and space to live on, leading to trees being cut for makeshift structures, and also used as fuel to cook for their families. In Kutupalong settlement, over 600,000 refugees are crammed into 13 sq. km of land. The impact is visible: deforestation, soil erosion, and exploitation of groundwater for basic survival.
Over 13,009 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 August. All persons above the age of 12 received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be used for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims to consolidate a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
On 30 May 2017, tropical cyclone (TC) Mora made landfall in the south-eastern part of Bangladesh, with a maximum wind speed of 130 km/h. The cyclone crossed north and several hours later passed through Chattagram division. According to a situation report dated 31 May 2017 of Bangladesh’s Department of Disaster Management (DDM), seven people lost their lives and more than 50,000 houses were damaged in Chattagram (former Chittagong) and Cox’s Bazar districts.
Light showers and one fire incident were recorded during the reporting period. The rains resulted in 12 incidents of landslides and flooding. 50 shelters across all settlements were destroyed affecting 315 individuals.
UNHCR and partners continue relocating refugees from areas at high risk of landslides to safe areas.
Relocations were also necessary for construction activities and decongestion of overcrowded settlements as a risk mitigation measure.
UNHCR and Partners’ Response
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar
Medical Officers from Ukhiya received training on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods. The objective of the training is to enhance capacity of the service providers in Family Planning Services and to promote long acting methods among the Rohingya community.
• On August 23, the latest Rohingya child alert was launched which marks one year since the mass exodus. The report calls for urgent action from the international community to ensure a safe and adequate future for the refugee children and to avoid a lost generation of children if the necessary educational opportunities are not provided.
• 10,775 families collected soap supplies from outlets through the SCOPE evoucher system, which is in partnership with WFP.
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar
To date, 908 foster families of vulnerable children in the camps have benefited from the Ministry of Social Welfare-UNICEF Cash Assistance Programme. The programme will be implemented until December 2018 aiming to reach 9,000 foster families.
UNICEF continued to provide non-formal education to 94,881 children (aged 4-14) through 2,807 trained teachers in 887 learning centres (LCs) in the refugee camps. By the end of 2018, UNICEF aims to establish 1,453 LCs in the camps.
Investment in education desperately needed to avert “lost generation” of Rohingya children – UNICEF
One year after mass exodus from Myanmar, the futures of more than 500,000 refugee children in Bangladesh are in the balance
NEW YORK/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 23 August 2018 - More than half a million Rohingya refugee children in southern Bangladesh are being denied the chance of a proper education, and international efforts are urgently needed to prevent them falling prey to despair and frustration, UNICEF said today.
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION AND SETTLEMENT TYPE
One year since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, WFP continues to provide life saving food assistance through in -kind distributions, e - vouchers, prevention and treatment of malnutrition while continuing essential support to vulnerable members of the host community.
• In partnership with UNICEF, WFP has started a multiwallet pilot, introducing soaps through WFP’s evouchers.
• WFP urgently requires USD 110 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community.
WFP Response (July)
Food and Nutrition Assistance