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
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- FAO aid appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh
- One million Rohingya refugees, host communities being vaccinated against cholera
• 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.
The camps and settlements have been spared so far from the heavy rainfall which had been predicted for the region. Organisations have had more time to take measures to reduce the potential risk from disasters. Incident reporting systems have been strengthened and community structures in risky areas are being decommissioned.
From 8 November 2017, a total 6 887 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. A total of 42 deaths were reported in EWARS during this time.
The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 13 May, 2018. A total of 901 810 beneficiaries were vaccinated.
To date a total of 92 223 Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) case-patients have been notified through Indicator Based Surveillance in EWARS bringing. WHO and partners continue to prepare for likely outbreak.
New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar
Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare activated a week-long second round of oral cholera vaccinations from 6-13 May, aiming to prevent any outbreaks during monsoon season. The campaign is part of the ongoing efforts of the government and the health sector partners to protect nearly a million people, including at least 135,000 members of the host community.
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The equipment needed for upgrading and expanding the coverage of the UN common security telecommunications network is now in Cox’s Bazar.
The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) provided radio training to 44 staff from six UN agencies: International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children\s Fund (UNICEF), and World Food Programme (WFP).
On 13 April, UNHCR and Bangladesh signed a MoU, which provides the framework for voluntary, safe, and dignified returns of refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive. UNHCR does not believe that current conditions in Rakhine State are currently conducive to returns.
More than 2000 families have been relocated for their safety due to risk of landslide or flooding, and relocations of new arrivals from the UNHCR Transit Centre moving to the main Kutupalong settlement.
A total of 34 IOM staff attended BBC Media Action Training on how to facilitate radio listening groups so that people listen to themed radio programs on issues that affect them, and then discuss the topic.
The two Oral Rehydration Points (ORP) at Kutupalong Primary Healthcare Centre and Leda PHCC have treated a total of 84 Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) cases in the last week.
A total of 47,922 hygiene top-up kits have been distributed through six partners, reaching 239,610 beneficiaries.
Government and Host Community Response to the Influx of Rohingya Refugees
- The Government of Bangladesh responded quickly upon the arrival of the 687,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar since August 2017, including allocating 5,800 acres of land.
- The host communities of Cox’s Bazar, and the District administration have made a significant and ongoing contribution to the life saving response for refugees under leadership of the National Government and with UN support.
From 8 November 2017, a total 6 860 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.
About 985 000 people are being targeted in the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign that commenced on 6 May 2018 including 135 000 from the host community. Over 464 000 people have been vaccinated by day four.
One hour of rainfall during a mild storm on the first of May damaged over one hundred shelters and created large pools of stagnant water throughout the camps.
Weather warnings from Bangladesh Meteorological Department and the University of Columbia predict increased rainfall for Friday May 4. Storms have been continually battering the rest of the country for the last fortnight.
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