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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.
The oral vaccination campaign for acute watery diarrhea was successfully completed on 13th May 2018. A total of 901,810 people were vaccinated in this campaign including Rohingya and host community.
An estimated 671 500 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August 2017. There are now a total of 883 868 Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) in Bangladesh. The total population in need of health sector assistance is 1.3 million including approximately 300,000 from the host community population.
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
Rohingyas: Traumatized with low immunization and at high-risk of outbreaks
An estimated 688 000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August 2017.
The ongoing challenges in safe water, sanitation and hygiene raise, together with the upcoming rainy season, risk of outbreaks of waterborne and diseases transmitted through the fecal-oral route, as well as vectorborne diseases among others.
The second round of vaccination campaign against diphtheria concluded on 10 February with 391 678 children (109% of estimated target) immunized.
Since 25 August 2017:
655 500 FDMNs are estimated to have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as of 31 December 2017
There are around 124 national and international health partners providing services through 169 health facilities (including 7 hospitals) that are increasing in number as more partners are joining for strengthening emergency response
Cumulative number of clinical consultations provided until 27 December 2017 are 1 916 262
As of 14 November 2017, the cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites was 618 000. This number includes over 338 000 arrivals in Kutupalong Balukhali expansion site, 234 000 in other camps and settlements, and 46 000 arrivals in host communities.
• As of 6 November 2017, the cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites (Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu) was 609 0001 . This number includes over 329 000 arrivals in Kutupalong Balukhali expansion site, 230 000 in other camps and settlements, and 46 000 arrivals in host communities.
• According to data generated by WHO’s disease early warning and response system (EWARS), a total of 245 389 consultations were provided to the new arrivals and other vulnerable populations between 25 August to 4 November 2017.
Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UN Agencies (UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO and WFP) and Nutrition Sector Partners call for all involved in the response to the influx of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to provide appropriate, prompt support for the feeding and care of infants, young children and their mothers as a critical means of supporting child survival, growth and development and avoiding malnutrition, illness and death.
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.
• 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)
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
Colombo, 7 September 2016 - The World Health Organization today called for a whole-of-society approach to address the double burden of malnutrition which affects populations across South-East Asia Region, particularly women and girls.
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.
Children in South East Asia face a ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition, new report finds
Bangkok, 28 March 2016 – A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and undernutrition, with some children overweight while their peers suffer from stunting and wasting. This ‘double burden of malnutrition’ is happening in middle income countries such Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
• Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in 11 out of 14 States and Divisions. Worst hit areas are Chin and Rakhine Sates, Sagaing and Mague Divisions.
• As per records, over 50 persons are dead and 200,000 are affected.
• Many health facilities are inundated and patients have to be evacuated to safer grounds. Floods, Flash floods and landslides have damaged roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
Instability in Rakhine State that started since 28 May has resulted in displacement of over 52 200 people who are accommodated in 66 camps/villages according to official Government sources.
50 people died and 54 injured and over 2230 houses, business and communal buildings were burned and destroyed.
The Government had imposed curfew in, Sittwe, Thandwe, Kyaukphyu, Yanbye, Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships and the ‘State of Emergency’ was declared in Rakkhine State on 10 June.