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18 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 31 March 2018, a total 6,577 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparation for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

06 Apr 2018 description

PEOPLE AFFECTED

1.3 million people in need of health assistance

US$ 146 million Health sector requirements under the 2018 Joint Response Plan

US$ 16.5 million Required by WHO for its health response in Cox’s Bazar

Without a rapid comprehensive health response, there will be massive loss of life during monsoon

29 Mar 2018 description

Dhaka, 29 March 2018 - With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, the World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services to this highly vulnerable population, now facing grave risks to their lives and health in view of the coming rainy season.

24 Dec 2016 description

Funding requirements

Health sector funding requirements for 2017
US$ 16.5 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO funding requirements for 2017
US $ 1,550,000

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2017
Health partners will target 474,228 people including:

  • 13,504 people in host families 204,010 in camps, collective centers or self-settled

  • 256,714 crisis affected and host communities

05 Apr 2016 description
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Foreward

In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.

06 Sep 2012 description

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 6 September, 2012: Health Ministers from WHO’s South-East Asia Region renewed their commitment to improving disaster risk management in the health sector. Member countries are increasing investments and building capacities for all phases of disasters: risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery. The Health Ministers deliberated on this issue at WHO’s 65th Regional Committee Meeting from 5 to 7 September.

06 Jun 2012 description

6 June 2012, Bangkok: WHO has called on countries to invest more in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies. The UN health agency today applauded the efforts of community-based NGOs and community health volunteers at a Regional Meeting on Disaster Risk Management in Health in Bangkok.

13 Apr 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 11 April 2011 at 15.38 PM Western Indonesian Time (UCT+7), a 8.5 Richter scale/RS earthquake hit 346 kilometres south west of Simeuleu with 10 kilometres depth.

  • U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude of the earthquake as 8.7 RS which took place at a depth of 33 kilometres.

  • The tremor was felt in 5 provinces in NAD, North Sumatera, West Sumatera, Lampung and Bengkulu provinces. The local residents were in panic. The tremor was also felt in Singapore and Malaysia.

30 Oct 2011 description

The aim of this joint statement is to:

  • draw attention to the vital role that the community-based health workforce plays in all phases of emergency risk management (prevention, preparedness, response and recovery);

  • promote the scale-up of the community-based health workforce by recognizing all those who make up this workforce, training and equipping them for action at the local level, and including them in planning for all types of emergencies;