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05 Jul 2018 description

The current landscape where Rohingya refugees are residing is at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the monsoon season which is usually between June and September in Bangladesh. Landslides are frequent in Bangladesh’s hilly areas during heavy monsoon. The districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were ravaged by Cyclone Mora with widespread flooding and damaging winds on 30 May 2017 affecting 3 million people.

24 Jun 2018 description

The current landscape where in Rohingya refugees are residing is at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the monsoon season which is usually between June and September in Bangladesh. Landslides are frequent in Bangladesh’s hilly areas during heavy monsoon. The districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were ravaged by Cyclone Mora with widespread flooding and damaging winds on 30 May 2017 affecting 3 million people.

23 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cumulatively 28 415 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018. Of these, 17 977 between 9-13 June 2018.

  • Following the recent heavy rains, the Health Sector stakeholders have been alerted to increased risks of water and vector-borne disease outbreaks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

22 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 21 June 2018: To strengthen health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, additional health workforce has been added to the district hospital here, the only facility providing referral services to nearly 1.3 million vulnerable population at increased risk of diseases in the ongoing rainy season.

18 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• 24 735 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains as .

• Several infrastructures in the camps have been damaged including 18 water points, 252 latrines and one health facility.

• The health sector Monsoon and cyclone contingency and response plan is activated.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

16 Jun 2018 description

The current landscape where in Rohingya refugees are residing is at high-risk of flooding and landslides during the monsoon season which is usually between June and September in Bangladesh. Landslides are frequent in Bangladesh’s hilly areas during heavy monsoon. The districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were ravaged by Cyclone Mora with widespread flooding and damaging winds on 30 May 2017 affecting 3 million people.

12 Jun 2018 description

Five-year-old Harun lives in a Kutupalong camp which houses about 60 000 Rohingyas. Harun’s father took him to the IOM-run Primary Health Care center in Kutupalong, Ukhia, when he had high temperature. The doctor examined Harun and referred him to the laboratory for a malaria test. The laboratory technologist Muhammad Assaduzzaman Asad pricked the boy’s finger to collect a droplet of blood to put it through the malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) procedure. The result was available in 20 minutes and it was negative.

07 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk.

• Since February 2018, about 7 624 newborns have received BCG vaccine.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

02 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk

  • Since February 2018, about 6 000 newborns have received BCG vaccine. A total of 3 396 pregnant women have received Td1 and 1 400 Td2 vaccines.

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 16 May, 2018. A total of 879 273 (89% of the people targeted) beneficiaries including 103 605 people from host community were vaccinated during the OCV campaign.

01 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, 1 June 2018 – With rains starting to intermittently flood the Rohingya refugee camps, the World Health Organization and other health sector partners are further strengthening preventive and contingency measures to minimize the health impact of monsoons for the nearly 1.3 million vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar.

26 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 16 May, 2018. A total of 879 273 (89% of the people targeted) beneficiaries including 103 605 people from host community were vaccinated during the Oral Rehydration Campaign.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

11 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

05 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• From 8 November 2017, a total 6 822 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.

• According to Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), in 2018, acute respiratory infections and AWD are the two leading syndromes with highest proportional morbidity of 11.8% and 5.3%, respectively. Both diseases and mosquito-borne diseases are at risk of causing severe outbreaks during monsoons and are being monitored by WHO team.

01 May 2018 description

Weekly Situation Report # 23

Date of issue: 26 April 2018

Period covered: 17 April – 24 April

Location: Bangladesh

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6,780 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5‐14 years.

  • 37 medical technologists and medical assistants participated in Laboratory diagnosis of malaria using Rapid diagnostics and Microscopy.

19 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2018, a total 6,687 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Majority of those affected are of age between 5-14 years.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed with coverage of 104% for between 6 weeks to 15-year-old children.

  • With monsoon season looming, preparations are ongoing to mitigate the effects of the rains on the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) population.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

24 Nov 2016 description

FOREWORD

At the sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly in May 2015, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan committed the Organization to creating a single, all-hazards emergency programme; to establishing a global health emergency workforce; and to raising a US$ 100 million contingency fund to enable rapid emergency response.

22 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

The torrential rains in the country since the onset of the monsoons have led to flash floods and landslides impacting many parts of Myanmar from the rest. The main areas affected include Magway, Mandalay, Yangon, Kachin, Ayeyawady, Mon, Bago and Sagaing.

11 Jul 2016 description

Since the beginning of July 2016 heavy monsoonal rains have hit several areas of Myanmar, resulting in floods in five townships of Rakhine State and putting other States and Regions of the country (Sagaing and Magway regions, Chin state) on high alert for flooding risk. Around 27,000 people have been affected by flooding according to Government and UN estimates, and many remain displaced due to high water levels in their townships.