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14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

14 Nov 2018 description

Overview and Methodology

Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 921,000.1 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

13 Nov 2018 description

In a major boost to the education response of the Rohingya refugee crisis, the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund is allocating US$12 million to support 88,500 refugee and host community children and adolescents. The fund is being awarded to UNICEF, UNESCO and UNHCR to ensure a common vision for education and continued access to quality learning.

06 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 29 October, the Government of Bangladesh and UNICEF jointly celebrated the National Sanitation Month (October) and Global Handwashing Day 2018 in Cox’s Bazar. Over 500 school children took part and learned best handwashing practices.

• UNICEF in collaboration with partners conducted trainings focused on improving the capacity of frontline actors in the provision of quality Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) services to the Rohingya community residing in Cox’s Bazar.

31 Oct 2018 description

Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven over 727,000 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

24 Oct 2018 description

UNFPA-UNICEF GLOBAL PROGRAMME TO ACCELERATE ACTION TO END CHILD MARRIAGE

Introduction

14 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On the 27th of September the Health Minister inaugurated the extension of Cox’s Bazar District Hospital Special Care New-born Unit (SCANU) supported by UNICEF. The unit expanded from 24 to 65 beds. In 2018, a total of 2,258 sick new-born were treated in the three UNICEF-supported facilities in host communities.

26 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

During the second half of 2017, renewed violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, drove an estimated 687,000 Rohingya, including 371,000 children, across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

5These refugees are highly vulnerable, living in overcrowded camps and many have experienced severe psychosocial trauma. Existing basic services, especially water and sanitation services are overwhelmed leading to unsanitary conditions and increased risk of disease outbreaks.

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The UNICEF Myanmar Country Representative visited Cox’s Bazar to view the condition of the Rohingya in the camps in Cox Bazar District, exchange ideas on best practices, and how to reinforce the collaboration between the two offices.

  • UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief completed the timely construction of 1,500 latrines and 5,000 bathing cubicles and decommissioned 2,000 abandoned latrines.

05 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On August 23, the latest Rohingya child alert was launched which marks one year since the mass exodus. The report calls for urgent action from the international community to ensure a safe and adequate future for the refugee children and to avoid a lost generation of children if the necessary educational opportunities are not provided.

• 10,775 families collected soap supplies from outlets through the SCOPE evoucher system, which is in partnership with WFP.