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05 Nov 2018 description

1. Executive Summary

This inception report is intended to share initial findings and recommendations on improving the use of bamboo in the current Rohingya response in Cox’s Bazar.

This inception report includes:

• an explanation of the Terms of Reference (TOR), it’s limitations and the process that have been undertaken;

• a short summary of observations and recommendations from the field; and

• conclusions and recommendations for next steps moving forward.

05 Nov 2018 description


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

• The process of developing 2019 health sector plan for Rohingya Joint Response Plan was completed.


03 Nov 2018 description


In August 2017, a major humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered a mass exodus of around three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh, adding to the estimated 200,000–300,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who had fled Myanmar earlier and the estimated 73,000 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Anna Kucirkova

TEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS) - Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world.

It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.

02 Nov 2018 description


Humanitarian organisations operating in Cox’s Bazar, in support of the government-led response, currently target 1.3 million people for humanitarian assistance, including Rohingya refugees and host communities.

Since the start of its operation in Bangladesh, the Logistics Sector has supported humanitarian organisations by addressing critical logistics gaps and constraints within Cox’s Bazar and Bangladesh.

02 Nov 2018 description

The top priority is cyclone preparedness. Intra-camp relocations and shelter upgrades continue as circumstances allow. Nearly 25,000 persons have been verified through the Government and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 October. Health Sector has identified ways to address gaps in the supply of essential medicines. Sizable funding gaps still hinder vital sectoral capacity, with notable restrictions on many services necessary for refugee adolescents.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN Not Consulted; Refugees Reject Returns Without Security, Citizenship

(New York) – The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should immediately suspend the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees set for mid-November, Human Rights Watch said today. The expedited plan, announced on October 30, 2018, would return refugees to dire conditions in Myanmar where their lives and liberty are at risk.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Dr. Ifthikher Mahmood and Dr. Steve Arrowsmith talk about women's health around the world.

By Lara Cooper, Bryn Blanks

November 1, 2018 5:37 pm

Two health experts working for women around the globe spoke at Direct Relief’s headquarters on Thursday.

Dr. Ifthikher Mahmood, founder of HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, and Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, medical director of the Fistula Foundation and consulting medical director for Direct Relief, spoke to staff and a small group of supporters.

01 Nov 2018 description

Donations collected as a part of Stand With Rohingya aid campaign were used to build 1592 bamboo houses for Rohingya refugees.

Religious discrimination and systematic massacre of Muslims reached terrifying dimensions on August 25, 2017 and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims had to escape to Bangladesh.

Turkey started an aid campaign named "Stand With Rohingya" on September 11, 2017 with the participation of Turkish Crescent, Turkish Diyanet Foundation and other non-governmental organization under the coordination of AFAD.