Appeals & Response Plans
- Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak - Dec 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
- Bangladesh: Floods - Aug 2014
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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- UNHCR warns monsoons in Bangladesh could put protection of Rohingya refugees at serious risk
as of 15 February 2018 UAC Shelters (transit and longterm)
Current: 48 UAC shelters with total 1,115 places. (increased from 423 places in March 2016)
Planned: new shelter with total 15 new places
Safe Zones* (short-term) - Current: 10 Safe Zones for UAC with total 300 places.
- Current: 4 Hotels for UAC with total 240 places.
During the past seven days, 230 suspected diphtheria cases were reported - compared with 298 cases in the previous week – indicating a clear declining trend. UNICEF and partners vaccinated 391,678 children during the second round of the diphtheria vaccination campaign during 27 Jan to 10 Feb.
As of 13 February 2018, 287,200 people have access to safe water and 389,050 people have access to sanitation facilities
UNICEF is providing non-formal education to 81,937 children and psychosocial support to 140,037 children.
Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise
79 new cases of acute jaundice syndrome were reported with no deaths, bringing the total to 556 cases for 2018. The aetiology is still not well defined.
Over 25,300 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain between January and September 2017, of whom more than 14,800 (58%) were unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). Arrivals in the third quarter of 2017 increased by 33% compared to Q2 2017 (14,800 vs. 11,100).
More than 13,800 unaccompanied and separated children 92% of all children who arrived to Italy through the Central Mediterranean Route were UASC.
As of January 31, 276,950 people have access to safe water through UNICEFsupported tube wells and treatment of surface water. However, the recent risk analysis for floods and landslides concluded that 50% of the water points may be at risk of floods in the main camp area. UNICEF is accelerating training for the WASH sector in preventing acute watery diarrhoea, , preparing for mass chlorination of water points and decommissioning of WASH facilities in risk areas.
I was shocked by the stories I heard from Rohingya children on my recent visit to Bangladesh + to see the work of UNICEF and its partners to help 680,000 Rohingya refugees, 58% of which are children.
WASH Sector Cox’s Bazar Situation Report
Situation in Numbers
720,000 Children in need of humanitarian assistance.
1.2 million People in need (HRP 2017 - 18)
399,040 Children (arrived since 25 August 2017) in need of humanitarian assistance
688,000 New arrivals since 25 August (ISCG SitRep, as of January 27, 2018 )
In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.
By Andreas Wuestenberg
29 January 2018
It’s only 7am but the heat is already unbearable. Sweat is pouring down my cheeks as I balance myself on a tiny patch of mud ahead of a group of around 3,000 Rohingya refugees. In front of me walks my colleague Zahid Hassan. I can tell from the way he is breathing how nervous he is.
Cox’s Bazar, 28 January 2018 – Stepping up efforts to curtail the ongoing diphtheria outbreak in Cox’s Bazar, WHO and UNICEF are working with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to vaccinate over 350,000 children in the Rohingya camps and makeshift settlements with an additional dose of diphtheria vaccine.
The Child Protection Sub-Sector (CPSS) recognises the need for guidance on types of activities that children can engage in exchange for money, services, or goods. The CPSS upholds the principle that the best interest of the child is central to any and all operations.
We adopt the following standards:
Labor or work is defined as any activity in exchange for money, goods, or services. This includes Cash For Work, use of volunteers to conduct activities, or any other like activity.
The purpose of this minimum standards is to encourage consistency and ensure quality in relation to the establishment and running of child friendly spaces. This standard uses the term ‘child-friendly spaces’ to mean safe spaces where communities create nurturing environments in which children can access free and structured play, recreation, leisure and learning activities such as key messages around WASH, abuse, exploitation, safety, or protecting themselves from harm.
Since August 25 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented arrival of Rohingya refugees fleeing targeted violence and serious human rights abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Among the estimated total of 866,000 refugees that have crossed the border (living in 194,603 households), 55% of this population are children.
Nearly 688,000 refugees have arrived since 25 August 2017, of which 399,040 are children.
As of mid-January, 41 suspected diphtheria cases have been identified in the host community. The campaign in host community schools for Pentavalent and Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) vaccination was finalized and reached 168,842 children (97%) of the total target of 174,403 children; 293 cases of measles have been reported during the first two weeks of January 2018.