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- 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
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- More than 60 Rohingya babies born in Bangladesh refugee camps every day – UNICEF
- Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps Face ‘Life Threatening’ Funding Crisis: Aid Agencies
- Rohingya refugee families reinforce shelters, relocate ahead of monsoon, but dangers remain in crowded Bangladesh camps
- FAO aid appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh
- One million Rohingya refugees, host communities being vaccinated against cholera
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.
Nine months since wave of violence forced thousands to flee, conditions for pregnant women remain dire, especially for survivors of sexual violence
DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR/NEW YORK, 17 May 2018 – More than 16,000 Rohingya babies have been born in refugee camps and informal settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in the nine months since a spike in violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar forced thousands of families to flee their homes across the border, UNICEF said today.
NEW YORK, le 15 mai 2018 – « Tout au long des quatre premiers mois de l’année, de la République centrafricaine au Soudan du Sud, de la Syrie à l’Afghanistan, dans les régions touchées par des conflits, les enfants ont continué d’être la cible d’attaques incessantes.
Étrangères aux remords, et encore plus à l’obligation de rendre compte, les parties aux conflits continuent de bafouer ouvertement l’une des règles les plus élémentaires de la guerre : la protection des enfants.
Summary and Recommendations
NEW YORK, 15 May 2018 – “From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year.
"With little remorse and even less accountability, parties to conflict continue to blatantly disregard one of the most basic rules in war: the protection of children.
Dhaka, 8 May 2018: UNICEF is scaling up humanitarian assistance and life-saving interventions for the refugee children and women along with the vulnerable host population in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with US$15.7 million funding received from the Government of Japan.
GNC 2017 Achievements, Key Challenges and Ways Forward
During the reporting period, moderate rain and strong winds started affecting the land and the walkways in the camps; making them muddy and therefore risky for people to move around. Several temporary learning centres were damaged but quickly repaired to allow for continued learning.
From 6-13 May, the second round of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign will take place, targeting nearly one million people above one year of age from both refugee and host communities. Some 259 teams are deployed to support the campaign.
Cox’s Bazar, 6 May 2018 – A massive cholera vaccination campaign began today to protect nearly one million Rohingyas and their host communities living in and around the refugee camps in Bangladesh, to prevent any potential outbreak during the ongoing monsoon season.
This is a second cholera vaccination campaign being held for the Rohingyas and their host communities. Earlier 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine were administered to the vulnerable population in two phases in October – November last year.
Some 33,000 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain in 2017. Although this is an almost 70% decrease compared to 2016, in 2017 the proportion of children arriving unaccompanied or separated (UASC) has increased by 31%
Some 20,000 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Europe in 2017. 4 in every 5 UASC arrived in Italy. On average 86% of children arriving in Italy and Spain are UASC.
GENEVA, 1 May 2018 - This is a summary of what was said by Christophe Boulierac, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The pre-monsoon rains have started in Cox’s Bazar, which is one of the most flood prone areas of Bangladesh. On the night of the 26th April, a storm damaged shelters and affected several families in refugee camps.
By Alvina Lim
While working in UNICEF offices in Africa and the Middle East, I understood the importance of securing essential commodities to improve children’s well-being. During my deployment in Liberia during the Ebola public health emergency, I saw the impact of water and sanitation supplies such as hygiene kits and chlorine, as well as the devastating long-term consequences of interrupted or suspended immunization services. However, I was unfamiliar with how those critical supplies arrived in-country and how they were financed in the first place.
• UNICEF has finalized its monsoon preparedness/operational plan to mitigate the risk of floods and landslides, and to respond during the monsoon with a budget of US$10million.
• A Diarrhoea Treatment Centre (DTC) is now operational in Leda, Teknaf Upazila treating up to 20 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) per day from both host and refugee communities. Four more DTCs will be operational in the next few weeks.
This year torrential rains, flooding, and landslides in Cox's Bazar could create a disaster within a disaster. Within 24 hours of a deluge, roads in the Rohingya camps can turn to mud, while hills are highly susceptible to landslides. This weather is guaranteed to wreak havoc, destroying makeshift shelters, flooding roads and low-lying settlements, and smashing bridges. The most likely scenario of a normal to heavy monsoon season, along with a number of cyclonic/high winds, may result in the following:
During the monsoon season, all students should be told, and regularly reminded of, the key messages in this document. Teachers should reinforce these messages regularly through role play, games and poems. All TLCs should have an Evacuation Plan in place, and practice it regularly with the students, likely in the form of a School Safety Drill.
• The third round of diphtheria vaccination campaign ran from 10 to 25 March 2018. A total of 431,448 children were vaccinated with diphtheria-containing vaccines. UNICEF-supported volunteers assisted 17,932 children to receive vaccines in the last week of diphtheria vaccination campaign to ensure full coverage.
• World Water Day was commemorated in Camps 5, 6 and 7 with an advocacy meeting on safe water. Two hundred community leaders and youth volunteers participated in discussions to identify measures to address the water quality challenges in the camps.
• In the first 10 days of the diphtheria vaccination campaign, 75 per cent of targeted children were vaccinated, including 130,246 children from 6 weeks to 7 years who were vaccinated with pentavalent vaccine and 191,344 children from 7- 15 years vaccinated with tetanus-diphtheria vaccine.