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19 Nov 2017 description

OVERVIEW

As of 19 Nov 2017, at least 834,000 Rohingyas are estimated to be sheltering in Bangladesh, having fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. Violence which began on 25 August has triggered a massive and swift refugee influx across the border - an estimated 621,000 people have arrived. These refugees have joined some 213,000 people who were already in Bangladesh following earlier waves of displacement. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, many having experienced severe trauma, and are now living in extremely difficult conditions.

19 Nov 2017 description

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$15 million emergency contribution from the Government of Japan to support WFP’s response to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

“We welcome this generous contribution”, said Christa Räder, WFP Representative and Country Director in Bangladesh. “This will make a huge difference in delivering life-saving food assistance and our ability to respond effectively to this refugee crisis.”

19 Nov 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 14 November 2017, the cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites was 618 000. This number includes over 338 000 arrivals in Kutupalong Balukhali expansion site, 234 000 in other camps and settlements, and 46 000 arrivals in host communities.

19 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Cox’s Bazar, 16 November 2017 – To bolster nutrition interventions for Rohingya children and provide immediate support to around 17,000 under five children currently suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), UNICEF along with government and other sectoral partners launched Nutrition Action Week.

The Nutrition Action Week is an effort to propel the nutrition interventions in the backdrop of a recent downslide in the nutrition status of Rohingya children.

18 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

Internally Displaced Persons Shelters in Maungdaw Township of Rakhine State in Myanmar

18 Nov 2017 description

This document has been produced based on a secondary data matrix compiled by the Cox’s Bazar Coordination team and the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) using the Child Protection Minimum Standards as an analysis framework. All data points are citations from the secondary data matrix which have been compared and interpreted, but not triangulated and verified.

18 Nov 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

During epidemiological week 45 (5-11 November 2017), there was a 3% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (806,100 and 830,312 respectively). A total of 375 daily EWARS forms were received on time during epidemiological week 45.
Kutupalong makeshift camp population increased by 2% (437,633 vs 431,000) due to the ongoing relocation of FDMNs from other settlements, while the remaining camp populations remained more or less stable.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine

  • USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description
report Plan International

by Maryann Zamora, Plan International

Rohingya couple Dilara, 21, and Rahimullah, 24, grappled with this question.

In their makeshift dwelling cramped camp, their fourth child was born. They named it Anowar.

It was a difficult birth. Dilara gave birth lying on the hard ground of their tent with only a mat and used sack protecting her body from the bare earth. She was helped out by a fellow Rohingya woman who is known to be a traditional birth attendant.

17 Nov 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is harnessing solar energy to power its remote health posts in Cox’s Bazar’s giant Kutupalong and Balukali makeshift settlements, which are now home to an estimated 440,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 620,000 refugees to flee to Bangladesh since August 25th, bringing the total number of people seeking safety in the Cox’s Bazar settlements to over 833,000.

17 Nov 2017 description

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

Nearly three months into the Bangladesh/Myanmar crisis refugees are continuing to flee Myanmar, many by increasingly desperate means.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since 25 August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses in Rakhine state, Myanmar. This new wave of Rohingya refugees adds on to a pre-existing Rohingya community in people in total. The Rohingya refugees this influx, as well as previous waves, are living in spontaneous settlements (most recent arrivals), makeshift camps (previous waves), in registered camps (those Rohingya that have been registered as refugees) and in host communities.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since 25 August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented arrival of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Those who have fled speak of seeing children targeted for brutal sexual violence, and killed and maimed indiscriminately. Others have told of their children being abducted, or of living in fear of their children being taken away.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Lucy Polson

How can we build sustainable and user-friendly toilet options for refugee camps? It’s an ongoing challenge and area of innovation for Oxfam – particularly in situations where poor ground conditions mean standard pit latrines can’t be dug. The good news is the evidence is in. Sustainable toilets for prolonged emergency contexts are no longer a pipe dream!

Urine diversion dry toilets