Appeals & Response Plans
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak - Dec 2017
- Bangladesh: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015
- Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
Most read reports
- Bangladesh: ETS Services Dashboard - August 2018
- Rohingya refugee settlements in Bangladesh weather record rains; relocation efforts in full swing
- Education Sector Dashboard: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (12 August 2018)
- Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis - Cox's Bazar District, Camp 06 - Functioning latrines, by latrine block - July 2018
- Crisis update: Nearly one million Rohingya refugees are in Bangladesh now
• The district of Cox’s Bazar continued to experience heavy downpours during the reporting period with a total of around 800 mm of rain; the heaviest registered on one day - 25 July - was 463 mm of rain.
• UNICEF with partners screened 232,249 children under five years for malnutrition, including the 149,664 children in all 33 camps during the Nutrition Action Week (from 14-19 July). During the campaign, Vitamin A supplement was provided to 250,628 children aged 6-59 months and deworming was administered to 88,888 children aged 24-59 months.
Cox’s Bazar. UNICEF has partnered with WFP to use the food agency’s SCOPE digital assistance system to distribute soap supplies to up to 50,000 refugees in Rohingya Refugee camps, strengthening hygiene practices and helping prevent disease outbreaks. The pilot was launched in Balukhali Refugee camp on 1 August 2018.
COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, 27 July 2018 - Several days of heavy monsoon rainfall in the Rohingya refugee camps of southeastern Bangladesh pose a major threat to over 100,000 children living in them, UNICEF has warned.
The rain early this week caused landslides which killed five Bangladeshi children and injured several others in the district of Cox’s Bazar. The deaths highlight the danger facing Rohingya refugee children living in fragile and dangerous conditions in nearby camps, many of which are also susceptible to landslides.
The district of Cox’s Bazar continues to experience heavy downpours with 222 mm rain recorded between 5 -10 July. It is expected that rain will continue in the coming weeks with about 30 mm of rain per day.
UNICEF and partners participated in the Nutrition Action Week (14-19 July 2018) aimed at reaching 134,000 children aged 06-59 months with vitamin A, 85,000 children with deworming tablets, and an intensified campaign on breastfeeding and age-appropriate feeding practices.
• On 2 July, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim visited Cox’s Bazar. The World Bank announced it would provide Bangladesh with US$480 million for the Rohingya response, including health, education, water, sanitation and social protection.
Since August 2017, an estimated 702,160 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar,1 bringing the total number of Rohingya refugees residing in Bangladesh to approximately 915,000.
• On 9 June, monsoon rains commenced, with heavy downpours and high winds that continued through 13 June, amounting to a total of 552 mm of rain; representing 66 per cent of the overall June average rainfall. During this period 17,977 refugees were affected, including 13 refugees injured and one child fatality in Kutupalong.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 14 June 2018 – Torrential rain and strong winds hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in the past week threatening the health and safety of thousands of children as the first major storm of the monsoon season arrived in south-eastern Bangladesh.
The heavy rain brought flooding and landslides – with reports of one young child killed in a landslide – whilst strong winds damaged or destroyed hundreds of shelters, leaving vulnerable families defenseless against the elements.
1.1 Executive Summary
NEW YORK, 4 June 2018 – This are the prepared remarks of UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's joint press briefing with H.E. Mr Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, at UNICEF Headquarters.
“I have recently returned from a trip to Mali with the Secretary General, where children are suffering in silence, and are the missing face of the crisis.
• As part of monsoon risk mitigation, out of 25,000 Rohingya at very high risk of flood/landslide, 18,885 have been relocated to safer land. Additionally, 7,098 have also been relocated who are at risk and 11,172 people are planned to be relocated by 30 June.
• Final data from the second round of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) Campaign conducted from 6 to 13 May 2013 confirms a total of 879,273 individuals aged one year and above (89 per cent of the target) were vaccinated.
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 16 May 2018 - The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operations (ECHO) has provided US$ 2.6 million to UNICEF to ensure that children, adolescents and young women can live in a safe and protective environment free from Gender Based Violence (GBV) and with better access to social services.
The measures will benefit 41,500 children and adolescents living in Rohingya camps as well as local Bangladeshi people – known as the host community – who live alongside them.
DHAKA/NEW YORK, 24 May 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has called for more support for vulnerable Rohingya refugee children and women following a four-day trip to refugee camps and informal settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
The Government officially supports the provision of: gender-appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in both primary and secondary schools; menstrual hygiene management (MHM) guidance for students and teachers; and, facilities for the supply and disposal of MHM materials.
There is increasing recognition that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a multi-sectoral issue that requires integrated action, particularly from the education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors.
Numerous studies have shown that the lack of MHM-friendly facilities and support for schoolgirls and female teachers is a barrier to their full participation in school and thus to quality education.
• Between 7 - 14 May, the ISCG reports that 10 landslides and 18 wind-storm related incidents occurred in the camps, affecting 1,560 households and 7,144 individuals. 37 UNICEF-supported learning centres were damaged after a few hours of rain and light gust of winds but quickly repaired.