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13 Jun 2018 description

By Mark Maulit, Information Management Officer, ETS Cox’s Bazar

13 Jun 2018 description
  • Heavy rain continues to affect several areas of Chittagong division, causing floods and triggering landslides.
  • According to local media, at least 12 people have been killed, 2 of whom are Rohingya refugees, in Naniarchar (Chittagong Division) and Cox's Bazar due to landslides. They also reported that nearly 29 000 people have been moved to safer locations. National reports mentioned that over 200 000 people are considered to be at high risk of flooding and landslides (25 000 at very high risk). DG ECHO teams are closely monitoring the situation on the ground.
13 Jun 2018 description

According to the information of Bangladesh Meterological Department (BMD) & Indian Meterological deaprtment (IMD) , Medium to Heavy rainfall in expected in North-eastern, South-eastern part of Bangladesh & adjoining Indian part with very heavy rainfall in some isolated areas in next 24-48 hours.

Sylhet, Sunamgonj & Moulavibazar:

Rainfall with a magnitude of 40-80 mm is expected in next 24-48 hours in this region and adjoining Indian part. Water levels in Surma- Kushiyara and Manu rivers may continue to rise at slower rate in next 24 hours.

13 Jun 2018 description

Under the leadership of WFP

  • Provision of technical staff and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment where feasible to ensure all operational areas in Cox Bazar are covered by security telecommunications services.

  • Liaise with telecommunications operators, government and humanitarian responders to improve emergency preparedness in the operational areas through technical assistance and advice.

13 Jun 2018 description

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.

13 Jun 2018 description

Risks of landslides

41,705 individuals at highest risk of landslides and prioritized for relocation including 24,126 individuals at highest risk of landslides and prioritized for relocation in KBE

Completed relocations

29,650 individuals relocated in 2018 to date including 14,709 individuals at highest risk of landslide and prioritized for relocation

Remaining

13 Jun 2018 description

The Government of Bangladesh must launch a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into killings of at least 127 persons by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of the Bangladesh Police Forces. Amnesty International calls on the government to bring all those suspected of criminal responsibility of any unlawful killings to justice in fair trials before ordinary civilian courts and without recourse to death penalty. The killings have occurred in the wake of a nationwide crackdown on alleged drug offenders, which began in May 2018.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Bangladesh is known as one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world because of its geographical location and the adverse effects of climate change present a range of development issues and challenges that call for a strong policy response to address them. The government of Bangladesh is committed to address the vulnerabilities arising from climate change, formulating policies and frameworks.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Peoples under Threat 2018: Government crackdowns on freedom of speech and political opposition now key factors in threat of mass killing and other violence

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The Peoples under Threat ranking highlights countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. The ranking is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing.

13 Jun 2018 description

The threat of mass killing, genocide and other violence is rising in countries where governments are resorting to repressive measures to suffocate dissent, according to new data analysis by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.

12 Jun 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Continued rains affected Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district over 9-11 June, causing damage and displacements.

  • Over 200 000 of the 900 000 refugees in camps, who fled Myanmar, are still living in areas considered to be at high risk of flooding and landslides (25 000 at very high risk).

  • Local authorities, along with international humanitarian actors, have been working around the clock to provide assistance, to secure infrastructure, including road access and drainage and improve preparedness.

12 Jun 2018 description

Chile- Temporal- 11/6/18

Segùn lo reportado por la Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior (Onemi) el sistema frontal que afecta a gran parte del paìs, cobrò cinco vìctimas. Entre las regiones de Antofagasta (Norte) y Los Ríos (Sur), 7.253 personas permanecen aisladas, hay 40 damnificadas y 25.000 se encuentran sin suministro eléctrico, siete viviendas han resultado con daños, varios caminos se encuentran interrumpidos y las clases han debido ser suspendidas.

Acciones de Respuesta:

12 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Humanitarian agencies supporting Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh are making progress in improving children's health—but the situation remains critical, a new assessment by nutrition experts, including Save the Children, reveals.

The study, which compares health data in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar from October 2017 to May 2018, reveals that while stunting rates have dropped from 44% to 38% in the main camp, this is still near the World Health Organisation's (WHO) critical health emergency threshold of 40%.

12 Jun 2018 description
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds continue to affect Rohingya refugee camps over the weekend in Cox’s Bazar.

12 Jun 2018 description

Bangladesh
Heavy rains have been ongoing in Cox’s Bazar since 9 June, causing flooding, landslides, and water logging in the camps where 915,000 Rohingya refugees are hosted.

More than 10,000 people have been affected and about 200 people have been displaced. Shelter and WASH needs are high due to damage reported to shelters, water points, and latrines. Access to the affected areas is limited due to flooding and damaged roads.

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12 Jun 2018 description

SHARJAH, 12th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC) has donated AED3 million to The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) – a Sharjah-based humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide – to build a hospital in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees.

Within the first year, the hospital is expected to receive 7,200 inpatients and provide access to quality healthcare for thousands more from the district, which is populated by 140,000 Rohingya refugees – 19.4 percent of whom are children under five years of age.

12 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – Conditions in the Rohingya refugee camps of southern Bangladesh are further deteriorating as torrential rains that began on Saturday (09/06) continue to trigger landslides and flooding. Humanitarian agencies reported some 29 incidents in the camps yesterday (11/06), bringing the total number to 88 in just three days.

12 Jun 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The first heavy rains of the year swept through Rohingya refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar district this weekend, marking the start of the monsoon season. This is an early test for refugees and humanitarian agencies working to support the Government of Bangladesh on the response efforts.

12 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 12 June 2018 – Days of drenching rain have triggered floods and landslides across camps housing hundreds of thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar.

Bangladesh’s meteorological office says that 138 millimetres (5.4 inches) of rain has fallen since Saturday (9 June). More heavy rain is forecast for the coming days.