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19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

589,989 people assisted in September 2018

US$ 682,596 cash-based transfers made

US$ 25.39 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

4,183 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Updates

18 Oct 2018 description


Of the more than 800 million hungry (i.e. chronically food insecure) people in the world, about 490 million live in countries affected by conflict. That’s 60 percent of the world’s hungry people.

Six out of 10 people facing acute food insecurity are in countries plagued by conflict or insecurity (in other words, more than half of the 124 million acutely hungry people living in 51 countries are in parts of the world where there is fighting or violence).

10 Oct 2018 description

Message from the WFP Representative

2017 marked another year of progress for Bangladesh. The country met the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation requirements for the first time, meaning that LDC graduation could be formalized as soon as 2021. Bangladesh moved up in the Human Development Index rankings (to 142). GDP growth for 2017 was an impressive 7.3 percent. The Government of Bangladesh has shown strong commitment to development and has the results to show for it, as a member of lower middle-income countries since 2016, according to the World Bank.

08 Oct 2018 description

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of US $22.25 million from the United Kingdom that will help meet the immediate food and nutrition needs of Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as they face the dangerous monsoon season.

04 Oct 2018 description


Humanitarian organisations operating in Cox’s Bazar, in support of the government-led response, currently target 1.3 million people for humanitarian assistance, including Rohingya refugees and host communities.

Since the start of its operation in Bangladesh, the Logistics Sector has supported organisations by ensuring critical logistics gaps do not hamper the response.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

3,873 mt of food assistance distributed

US613,820 cash based transfers made

US$ 25.96 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements

541,634 people assisted In August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

12,798.02 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.8 m cash based transfers made

US$ 242.6 m Phase II (March – Dec 2018) total funding requirement for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response

US$ 108 m total confirmed contribution for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response

US$ 83.4 m six months (Sep 2018 - Feb 2019) net funding requirements for CSP of which US$ 54.8 m is for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response

18 Sep 2018 description

18/09/2018 Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Families living in the world’s largest refugee camp this week received the first 2,500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project to protect the environment and build resilience for people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

17 Sep 2018 description


WFP supports Rohingya refugees with life -saving food assistance through in-kind distributions, e-vouchers, malnutrition prevention and treatment programmes along with essential support to vulnerable members of the host community. WFP and partners are also enhancing self reliance skills among the refugee women and adolescent girls through life skills and vocational trainings.

16 Sep 2018 description

- WFP and partners have launched the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) pilot project for refugees, with distributions of cooking stoves and gas cylinders.
- WFP’s response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community costs USD 20 million per month.

05 Sep 2018 description


  • Located in three hubs in Cox’s Bazar District, the Logistics Sector currently has 18 MSUs available as common storage for the wider humanitarian community.

  • Since the start of the operation in September 2017, the Logistics Sector has stored more than 24,000 m3 of relief items for 24 different partners such as national and international NGOs, and UN agencies. As of August 2018, more than two million soap bars and 250,000 blankets, among many other items, have been stored.

30 Aug 2018 description


Bangladesh is amongst those countries most vulnerable to climate-related shocks and stresses that come with frequent natural disasters. Its geographic location, land characteristics and multiplicity of rivers coupled with high population density compounds Bangladesh’s vulnerability during natural disasters.

26 Aug 2018 description


  • The upgrade and expansion of the UN common security communications network in Cox’s Bazar is completed.

  • The ETS has conducted a partial handover of equipment as part of the ETS support package for information hubs.

  • The ETS is now providing Internet connectivity in Madu Chara IHP (International Humanitarian Partnership) camp and Leda Logistics hub.

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