- WFP Myanmar Country Brief, September 2017
- Mission report of OHCHR rapid response mission to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 13-24 September 2017
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, 8 Sep 2017
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
As of 17 October 2017, cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites of Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu: 589 000 1 , including 46 000 in host communities, 313 000 in Kutupalong Balukhali and 161 000 in new spontaneous sites.
By end of 8th day of the Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign, 700 487 people were vaccinated, reaching 106% of the total estimated target population. No immediate adverse events from immunization were reported.
Since 25 August 2017, more than half a million people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. People have moved into settlements/ camps, several spontaneous settlements have come up and many are with host communities. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency with increasing needs for food, health, shelter, water and sanitation, as well as protection and education.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh 20 October 2017 - More than 700 000 people over the age of one year have been administered oral cholera vaccine in the first phase of a campaign here to protect the newly arrived Rohingya population and their host communities against the deadly diarrheal disease.
As of 15 October 2017, cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district (Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu): 537 000 1 , including 89 000 in host communities, 212 000 in Kutupalong Balukhali camps and 162 000 in new spontaneous sites.
The speed and scale of the influx has triggered a humanitarian emergency where close to three quarters of a million displaced people are depending on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water, sanitation and other life-saving needs.
• As of 13 October 2017, cumulative new arrivals in all sites of Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu stand at 536 000.
• In Myanmar, mobile clinics have resumed activities in 34 sites in central Rakhine. Some of these mobile clinics are supported by WHO.
• Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign in Cox’s Bazar to deliver 900 000 doses to the newly arrived and host communities enter day 4 today.
1. Situation overview
Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 500 000 Royingya fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh. Taking account of the Myanmar nationals who had previously fled to Bangladesh, the total number of Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar is now around 1.2 million.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 10 October 2017 – A massive cholera immunization campaign started today near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to protect newly arrived Rohingya and host communities from the life-threatening diarrheal disease. 900 000 doses of the vaccine have been mobilized and are being delivered by more than 200 mobile vaccination teams, making it the second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign ever.
The vaccine has arrived. Micro-plans are complete. And hundreds of health workers and volunteers have been mobilized and trained to carry out an epic mission: The delivery of 900 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to more than 650 000 men, women and children now crowded into settlements and camps near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
As of 5 October 2017, cumulative new arrivals in all sites of Ukiah, Tekna, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu was 515 000, of which 198 000 are in makeshift settlements, 225 000 in new spontaneous sites and 92 000 in host communities.
At the weekly health sector coordination meeting, the revised humanitarian response plan was shared, targeting 1.2 million people in need and the present requirement across sectors totalling USD 434 million. The health sector is targeting to reach these 1.2 million people in need with USD 48 million.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 6 October 2017: The World Health Organization is seeking USD 10.2 million to protect, promote and secure the health of more than half a million people who have moved to southern Bangladesh from across the border since August this year.
1 . Current estimation of vulnerable people in Bangladesh: As of 28 September 2017, cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites of Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu are 501 8001 . This includes 448 100 in four upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district, 35 000 in registered camps for affected population and 18 700 in Naikhongchhari of Bandarbhan district. The total Rohingya population in Bangladesh is now estimated to be approximately 800 000.
The reporting form is concise and direct – similar to the reason Dr Shahadad Hossain gives for filling out and filing it each day: “It saves lives.”
Life-saving essential medicines and medical supplies have arrived at Sadar District Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to support the urgent health needs of more than half a million people who have poured across the border since August.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 29 September 2017 – The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision will release 900,000 doses of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from the global stockpile to prevent the spread of cholera among recently arrived vulnerable populations and host communities in areas around Cox’s Bazar.
Since 25 August more than 430 000 people have crossed the border and entered Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar (as of 22 September). The number of new arrivals has reduced substantially over the last week .
As of 23 September, government’s biometric registration was completed for 13 418 people .