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22 Oct 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

21 Oct 2017 description

Executive summary

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.

20 Oct 2017 description

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.

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.