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- 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
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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
Monsoon Rains Bring New Challenges for Expectant Mothers
This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water extent in Teknaf Upazila, District of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division, located in the southeastern part of Bangladesh as detected using a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 13 June 2018 compared to a Sentinel-1 satelllite image acquired on 22 May 2018. The total analysed area is about 5,000 ha, and about 1600 ha of surface waters could be observed the 13th of June 2018 whereas 1,050 ha were observed on 22 May 2018. The increase of observed surface waters in this area is about 50 %.
In the South Asia region, flash floods account for a significant portion of the casualties and property damages that result from flooding. Given that flash floods can occur at any time or place, with potentially disastrous results, there is an urgent need to prioritize efforts that aim to improve early warnings capabilities.
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.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 14 June 2018 – Torrential rain and strong winds hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in the past week threatening the health and safety of thousands of children as the first major storm of the monsoon season arrived in south-eastern Bangladesh.
The heavy rain brought flooding and landslides – with reports of one young child killed in a landslide – whilst strong winds damaged or destroyed hundreds of shelters, leaving vulnerable families defenseless against the elements.
The oral vaccination campaign for acute watery diarrhea was successfully completed on 13th May 2018. A total of 901,810 people were vaccinated in this campaign including Rohingya and host community.
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.
Kuwait, June 13 (BNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said that volunteer teams are spread in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Yemen, the Philippines, Lebanon, Pakistan and Bangladesh to help those affected by natural or man-made disasters.
In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Barjas said that KRCS intensified its efforts and support during the holy month of Ramadan for those affected and needy to alleviate their suffering.
She stressed the importance of highlighting the pioneering role of Kuwait in the humanitarian field.