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12 Nov 2018 description

What’s new? Bangladesh’s government is preparing to return several thousand Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. Under pressure from China, the two countries have agreed to start implementing a repatriation agreement on 15 November 2018.

Why does it matter? The returns process is not voluntary and jeopardises refugees’ safety as conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are not conducive to their return. The move renews the risk of violent unrest in Bangladesh where the refugees are housed as well in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

12 Nov 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Acute respiratory infection (ARI), Acute watery diarrhea (AWD), Unexplained fever (UF) and suspected malaria were the diseases with highest proportional morbidity.

• The next round of Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign is set to commence on 17 November running up to 13 December 2018.

• A Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) workshop was held on 4-5 November 2018 in Cox’s Bazar with 45 people participating.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

11 Nov 2018 description

IN THIS UPDATE:

  • Priorities identified to strengthen protection response

  • Refugee women lead a community-based newborn care program

  • Rohingya children engaged on mental health

  • Local partnership for sustainable access to safe water

  • Hundreds of refugees verified daily in Nayapara

  • Arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

06 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 29 October, the Government of Bangladesh and UNICEF jointly celebrated the National Sanitation Month (October) and Global Handwashing Day 2018 in Cox’s Bazar. Over 500 school children took part and learned best handwashing practices.

• UNICEF in collaboration with partners conducted trainings focused on improving the capacity of frontline actors in the provision of quality Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) services to the Rohingya community residing in Cox’s Bazar.

30 Oct 2018 description

Final Report for Reference (along with the Gender Profile No.2) by Sectors and Humanitarian Actors in Rohingya Refugee Response

By

The Inter-Sector Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA WG) under the InterSector Coordination Group (ISCG). GiHA WG is Co-Chaired by UN Women and UNHCR with Technical Support from Inter-Agency GENCAP.

29 Oct 2018 description

Summary

This multi-sectoral needs assessment has been designed in cooperation with ISCG and all sectors. It provides an overview of the Rohingya refugee population's distribution, needs and access to services at the end of the rainy season. Two previous rounds of assessment were conducted at the beginning (SA10) and halfway period (SA11) of the rainy season to allow for comparison.

25 Oct 2018 description

708,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar.

921,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar.

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar

KEY FEATURES

♦ IOM Need and Population Monitoring, together with the Protection unit, trained 35 REACH enumerators for Multi-Sectoral Need Assessment on Counter-Trafficking (CT). The aim of the training was to provide guidance to the participants on how to collect CT data in humanitarian settings.

25 Oct 2018 description

Monsoon Impact

The monsoon season in Bangladesh runs from June to September, preceded and succeeded by cyclone seasons, running from April to May and from October to November.

Primary data available from March, before the beginning of the first cyclone season in 2018, and from July, midmonsoon, allows for a first analysis of the impact of the cyclone/monsoon season so far.

Notable changes between March and July include:

23 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

The Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya refugee response, a prioritized plan covering the period March-December 2018, is only 39 per cent funded as of 11 October 2018, with USD 374 million received against overall needs of USD 951 million. JRP Partners (including the UN and NGOs) are grateful for the ongoing and generous support from donors who have collectively contributed USD 691 million since the beginning of the crisis on 25 August 2017. Nonetheless, urgent additional financial support is required to avoid dramatic cuts in basic services.

23 Oct 2018 description

Through community consultations, UNHCR identified 1,400 locations in refugee settlements that need street lighting and mapped those requiring repair. UNHCR is procuring 1,000 solar street lights for installation in refugee sites and will repair the damaged lights. More than 1,600 street lights have been installed as of September in refugee settlements and host community areas to increase security during night time, particularly for women and girls.

22 Oct 2018 description

IOM Bangladesh Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) regularly and systematically captures and disseminates information regarding the movements and evolving needs of populations on the move, whether on site or en route. NPM’s site assessment rounds capture the numbers, locations and key sectoral needs of Rohingya refugees in the areas affected by the influx since 25 August 2017. Data are collected through key informant interviews and direct observation. The unit of data collection depends on the context.

22 Oct 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acute respiratory infection and suspected malaria are still showing an increasing trend.

  • EWARS supportive supervision was piloted with an aim of improving quality of data and provision of support to health partners

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 Oct 2018 description

708,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar.

921,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar.

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar

Key Features

  • IOM, along with other Gender Based Violence actors, conducted a series of envisioning exercises with girls on International Day of th eGirl Child to explore and caputre key markers of change that girls and adolescent girls would like to see in their communities, in the camp and their vision for a future.

16 Oct 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

99 cases of trafficking and exploitation have been identified and directly assisted by 10M and partners, including 35 girls, 31 women, 8 boys and 25 men*

*Figures include cases identified and assisted until September 2018.

SITUATION UPDATE

14 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On the 27th of September the Health Minister inaugurated the extension of Cox’s Bazar District Hospital Special Care New-born Unit (SCANU) supported by UNICEF. The unit expanded from 24 to 65 beds. In 2018, a total of 2,258 sick new-born were treated in the three UNICEF-supported facilities in host communities.