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19 Sep 2017 description


  • 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

05 Apr 2016 description
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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 Apr 2009 description

On World Health Day 2009, the World Health Organization is focusing on the safety of health facilities which are most needed during emergencies but too often become casualties themselves. Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, emphasized the vital importance of safe health facilities that can withstand natural and manmade disasters.

The South-East Asia Region is no stranger to disasters. More than half a million people in the Region lost their lives to natural disasters between 1996 and 2005.

30 Sep 2008 description


- With the dry season approaching, access to clean water in the delta is likely to be a key issue.

- Diarrhoea, Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), bloody diarrhoea and jaundice are showing a decreasing trend.

- A medical referral system is in place in the delta region for patients for diagnostics, surgery, and follow-up treatment.


- With the dry season approaching, access to clean water in the delta is likely to be a key issue.

25 Jan 2005 description

Strong cooperation and coordination on disease surveillance along with early action on water and sanitation has helped ensure that to date, no disease outbreaks have been reported. WHO is strengthening its disease surveillance, as sufficient time has now passed for mosquito vectors to multiply to levels which could potentially cause severe public health problems.


24 Jan 2005 description

No disease outbreaks have been reported. However, the threat of water-borne and vector-borne diseases remains a concern. Disease surveillance is high on everybody's agenda. In Aceh, an assessment of health, water and sanitation in 50 camps began on 24 January. A similar assessment in Jaffna, Sri Lanka confirmed there is work needed for better water quality and hygiene in camps.