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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
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Padma rivers are in falling trend, while the Ganges river is in rising trend.
The Manu, Dhalai, Khowai rivers of Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region and the rivers of SouthEastern Hilly basin are rising rapidly.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may become steady in next 48 hours.
The Ganges river may continue rising while the Padma river may continue falling in next 48 hours.
Since August 2017, new rounds of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has led to large scale displacements that are still ongoing. At the moment, an estimated total of 915,000 people have fled from Rakhine to Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh in search of safety and temporary shelter.
Five-year-old Harun lives in a Kutupalong camp which houses about 60 000 Rohingyas. Harun’s father took him to the IOM-run Primary Health Care center in Kutupalong, Ukhia, when he had high temperature. The doctor examined Harun and referred him to the laboratory for a malaria test. The laboratory technologist Muhammad Assaduzzaman Asad pricked the boy’s finger to collect a droplet of blood to put it through the malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) procedure. The result was available in 20 minutes and it was negative.
UNHCR Serbia and partners under its programme continued to observe new arrivals in 2018: both irregular movements through green borders as well as by air to Belgrade airport. Below charts show the arrival trend from the beginning of 2017 through April 2018 by country of transit and by nationality.
Dozens of Rohingya refugee shelters were inundated with floodwater or hit by landslides over the weekend, as the biggest storm of the year to date hit refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar.
Heavy Monsoon rains which started on 9 June 2018 have resulted in significant structural damage in the camps in Cox’s Bazar. As Bangladesh’s annual wet season has arrived, IOM is working against the clock to secure infrastructure and strengthen preparedness measures. Category 1 incidents from the 10 June 2018, as reported through the multi-agency reporting mechanism and shared via the communal incident overview platform (found here), indicate the following incidents within the first 24 hour period:
The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar district lives in different types of settlements. There are collective sites, where the whole population is Rohingya (85% of the population), collective sites with host communities, where refugees live side by side with Bangladeshi residents (13%), and dispersed sites where isolated groups of Rohingya live in villages otherwise populated by Bangladeshis (2%). Governance and community participation structures vary across sites.
The humanitarian crisis resulting from the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. According to the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) there are an estimated 915,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 20 May 2018. Not only has the pace of new arrivals since 25 August 2017 made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.
Cox's Bazar - Heavy monsoon rains that began on Saturday (9/6) have caused severe structural damage to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar Rohingya refugee camps. Over 31,000 of the camps’ one million refugees, who fled Myanmar, are still living in areas considered to be at high risk of deadly flooding and landslides.
On 9 and 10 June, a depression that had earlier formed in the Bay of Bengal passed through Cox’s Bazar, triggering heavy rain and causing flooding, landslides and wind damage in the camps for Rohingya refugees. Over 9,000 refugees were affected by the storm, with five people injured, 194 people displaced and 855 shelters damaged. The storm also severely damaged the access road that runs through the middle of the main Kutupalong-Balukhali camp, which as of 11 June is closed for repairs.
9,000 refugees affected.
- The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Ganges-Padma and the major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the NorthEastern region are in falling trend.
- The Rivers in the South-Eastern hill basin rising rapidly.
- The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue falling in next 48 hours.
- According to information of Bangladesh and Indian Meteorological Departments, there is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in the North-Eastern and South-Eastern regions of Bangladesh and adjoining Indian states in next 24 to 48 hours.
BBC Media Action, Internews, and Translators without Borders are working together to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis. This summary aims to provide a snapshot of feedback received from Rohingya and host communities, to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind.
According to information of Numerical Weather Prediction Model of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), there is chance of widespread heavy to very heavy rainfall (approximately 120 mm/day on average) in the South-Eastern Hilly region of Bangladesh in next 24 to 48 hours. As a result, the water level of Muhuri, Feni, Halda, Sangu, Matamuhuri rivers of the South-Eastern Hilly region may rapidly rise in next 24 to 48 hours and places of Cox’s Bazar, Chattogram and Bandarban may experience short duration flash flood during this time.
Continuous rains have been affecting Cox's Bazar in the past 24 hours; 157.4mm of rain was recorded this morning in Balukhali. More rains are expected until Monday evening.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department released a weather bulletin on 9 June confirming the depression in the North of the Bay of Bangal. All fishing boats and travellers in Cox's Bazar and several marine ports have been advised to take shelter and remain in shelter until further notice.
NO VEHICLE ACCESS IN KUTUPALONG CAMP
FOR 48 HOURS (10 - 12 June, 2018)
Emergency Medical Vehicle Access ONLY
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend.
The major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region are in falling trend except the Kushiyara river.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue falling in next 48 hours.