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This profile provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within Jadimura Camp in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar. Primary data for this round was collected between 4-20 February 2018. Findings should be considered indicative only.
# of individuals: 29845
# of households: 5775
# of shelters: 1486
# of individuals per shelter: 20
Key WASh Infrastructure
This profile provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within Camp 1E in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. Primary data for this round was collected between 4-20 February 2018. Findings should be considered indicative only.
# of individuals: 39463
# of households: 9552
# of shelters: 5363
# of individuals per shelter: 7
Key WASH Infrastructure
↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.
↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
UNICEF is stepping up its monsoon preparedness in Rohingya camps. Facilities at risk of floods and landslides are being reinforced, decommissioned or relocated. Five diarrhoea treatment centres are being constructed, and contingency stock (e.g. hygiene kits, aquatabs, chlorine, soap and buckets) is being prepositioned. Meanwhile, a network of 1,000 community mobilization volunteers are proactively engaging the community on how they can protect themselves during the upcoming monsoon/cyclones.
More than 500 host community farming families in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, will soon be able to grow new varieties of crops to eat and sell thanks to agricultural machinery and seeds distributed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
About the Survey
February 25, 2018 marked the six-month anniversary of intensified flight from northern Rakhine State. On August 25 last year, Myanmar’s military launched renewed ‘clearance operations,’ ostensibly in response to attacks on police posts by Rohingya insurgents. Since then, 671,000 Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh; while arrival numbers have slowed, a trickle of refugees continue to cross the border, escaping ongoing persecution.
Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.
Almost seven months after the military’s so-called “clearance operations” began, there is mounting evidence that a possible genocide has been committed against the Rohingya population in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma). Since 25 August last year the Rohingya have endured widespread and systematic attacks by Myanmar’s security forces, including mass killings, rape, torture, and forced displacement. At Gu Dar Pyin, Inn Din, Tula Toli and numerous other villages deliberate massacres have been perpetrated.
The Chittagong Hill Tracts area in southeastern Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters. The resulting displacement of local tribal people has spurred many conflicts in the past. On 13 June 2017, heavy rains triggered the deadliest landslide in the area to date, killing at least 160 and injuring hundreds more.
1. The Partnership Meeting at a glance
The scale and speed of people fleeing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and seeking shelter and protection in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, has created one of the most critical, complex and challenging crises in the region in decades.