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17 Oct 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

15 Oct 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

10 Oct 2017 description

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.

10 Oct 2017 description

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.

09 Oct 2017 description

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.

08 Oct 2017 description

KEY FINDINGS

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.

06 Oct 2017 description

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.

06 Oct 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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.

04 Oct 2017 description

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.”

02 Oct 2017 description

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.

29 Sep 2017 description

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.

28 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 .

25 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Since 25 August more than 422 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar (as of 19 September).

• 185 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 34 000 in host communities and 203 000 in new spontaneous settlements. 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar (as of 6 September)

25 Sep 2017 description

Cox's Bazar, 25 September 2017

Ridwan Khatun’s family fled Rakhine state, Myanmar six days ago. His father, mother and four older siblings arrived in Kutapalong settlement, near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, tired and weak.

Six-month-old Ridwan was particularly affected. According to his mother Johra, Ridwan can’t stop coughing, has a fever and is suffering shortness of breath. “For three days we moved with no food. He has been shivering nonstop” she says. “He also cannot urinate.”

22 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 22 September 2017: To monitor health issues affecting the over 422 000 people in camps and settlements in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, WHO has set up a Control Room as part of the humanitarian health response.

22 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 22 September 2017— WHO has released US$ 500 000 from its Contingency Fund for Emergencies to ensure the quick scale-up of operations in Cox’s Bazaar.

Since 25 August, 429 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state. These numbers are expected to increase.

WHO is concerned for the many health needs of this vulnerable population. Restoring access to clean water and sanitation is a major challenge to prevent the spread of vector and waterborne diseases.

21 Sep 2017 description

Trauma. Childbirth. Anxiety. Disease.

These are some of the priority health needs of the more than 420,000 vulnerable people who have sought refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, after fleeing their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state beginning late August. Over 388,000 of them – mostly women, children and the elderly – now reside in a series of makeshift and spontaneous settlements wedged between the Bay of Bengal and the swollen Naf river.

19 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since 25 August more than 379 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

  • 156 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements

  • 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar

19 Sep 2017 description

New Delhi, 19 September 2017 - World Health Organization has released a first tranche of emergency funding from the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund to mobilize essential medicines and support mobile medical teams provide life-saving health care to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area.