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- Two Days of Heavy Rain Hit Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps – Over 31,000 at High Risk from Flooding, Landslides
- IOM Bangladesh: Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Response - External Update, 8 - 14 June 2018
- Powerful monsoon rains hit Rohingya refugee camps, raising risks for thousands of children
- Preventive, contingency measures reinforced as monsoon sets in Cox’s Bazar
- EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and UNICEF have teamed up to provide more protection for nearly 42,000 children, adolescents and young women in the Cox’s Bazar area of south-eastern Bangladesh
Cumulatively 28 415 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018. Of these, 17 977 between 9-13 June 2018.
Following the recent heavy rains, the Health Sector stakeholders have been alerted to increased risks of water and vector-borne disease outbreaks.
• On 9 June, monsoon rains commenced, with heavy downpours and high winds that continued through 13 June, amounting to a total of 552 mm of rain; representing 66 per cent of the overall June average rainfall. During this period 17,977 refugees were affected, including 13 refugees injured and one child fatality in Kutupalong.
The monsoons began during reporting period with heavy downpours and an accumulated rainfall of over 600mm between 9 and 13 June. Basic response was provided across Sectors, despite serious constraints with access. Damage was reported to the following facilities: 150 learning centres, several latrines and water points, and three nutrition facilities. Since 11th May 2018, 1,048 shelters were fully damaged as well. During the rains from 10-16 June, 12 health facilities were temporarily disrupted for up to 3 days.
706,364 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
* Needs and Population Monitoring Baseline Round 11
Heavy rainfall recorded in northeastern Bangladesh since 12 June exacerbated by a sudden increase of river water levels due to upstream flooding in India resulted in severe flooding in Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts. Flooding affected the majority of upazilas in both districts, leading to severe infrastructure damage and acute needs.
Over 2,000,000 people live in the most affected upazilas. At least 250,000 of them have been affected, and over 12,000 reside in temporary shelters in Moulvibazar. An estimated 570,000 people have also been affected in Sylhet.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.
• 24 735 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains as .
• Several infrastructures in the camps have been damaged including 18 water points, 252 latrines and one health facility.
• The health sector Monsoon and cyclone contingency and response plan is activated.
• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.
This is not a list of messages to be read aloud to the community. Instead, field workers are encouraged to use this information to inform discussions with community members. These discussions should be as participatory as possible and allow time for questions and discussions of answers.
We encourage all field workers to:
Listen to the concerns and worries about cyclone early warning coming from communities. Cyclones can be a frightening concept and individuals may have different needs.
702,000 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar*
915,00 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
* Needs and Population Monitoring Round 10
This week, 343 individuals at highest risk of landslides were relocated to Camp 20 Extension.
IOM protection team has been working in close collaboration with the Site Management team to support the most vulnerable individuals during relocations.
An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).
170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.
This week, 104 weekly reports were received in time, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% for 2018.
Since January 2018, 9,286 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh, with almost 250 individuals arriving in the last two weeks. Refugees continue to cross the border into Bangladesh, more than half of whom are women and children.
UNHCR and partners have relocated over 13,600 out of approximately 41,700 refugees living in areas at high risk of landslides. As more relocation plots are being readied and identified, UNHCR and partners are racing to relocate the remaining population to safety.
Heavy Monsoon rains which started on 9 June 2018 have resulted in significant structural damage in the camps in Cox’s Bazar. As Bangladesh’s annual wet season has arrived, IOM is working against the clock to secure infrastructure and strengthen preparedness measures. Category 1 incidents from the 10 June 2018, as reported through the multi-agency reporting mechanism and shared via the communal incident overview platform (found here), indicate the following incidents within the first 24 hour period:
The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar district lives in different types of settlements. There are collective sites, where the whole population is Rohingya (85% of the population), collective sites with host communities, where refugees live side by side with Bangladeshi residents (13%), and dispersed sites where isolated groups of Rohingya live in villages otherwise populated by Bangladeshis (2%). Governance and community participation structures vary across sites.
The humanitarian crisis resulting from the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. According to the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) there are an estimated 915,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 20 May 2018. Not only has the pace of new arrivals since 25 August 2017 made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.
1.1 Executive Summary
Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven an estimated 702,160 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Generations of statelessness imposed vulnerabilities on these people even before the severe traumas of this most recent crisis. The people and Government of Bangladesh welcomed them with resounding generosity and open borders. The speed and scale of the influx was nonetheless a challenge, and the humanitarian community stepped up its support to help mitigate a critical humanitarian emergency.
New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar
Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
People in Need in Cox’s Bazar