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19 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohingya in Rakhine continue to experience difficulty accessing services and livelihood activities

  • Relief actors are working to relocate refugees residing in at-risk areas of Cox’s Bazar

  • State/PRM provides an additional $24.7 million to respond to the complex emergency in Burma

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Apr 2018 description

Key Features

  • 100 households (HH) were relocated from Camp 9 (8 HH) and 10 (71 HH) and from WFP canal extension area (21 HH from Camps 10/11) to Camp 20 due to flood and landslide risk.

  • IOM distributed 9,000 dignity kits to women and girls identified as extremely vulnerable in Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site, Leda and Shamlapur.

  • This week, IOM provided training on Shelter Upgrade and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for 18 staff of partner organisations, bringing the total partner staff trained by IOM to 77.

17 Apr 2018 description

This report is based on information provided by the sector coordinators to ISCG and informal discussions.
We welcome any and all information that could complement this report. For additional comments or questions please contact host.community@iscgcxb.org.

Overview

17 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

16 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The third round of diphtheria vaccination campaign ran from 10 to 25 March 2018. A total of 431,448 children were vaccinated with diphtheria-containing vaccines. UNICEF-supported volunteers assisted 17,932 children to receive vaccines in the last week of diphtheria vaccination campaign to ensure full coverage.

15 Apr 2018 description
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NPM Round 9 Summary Chart

12 Apr 2018 description

IOM Bangladesh Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) regularly and systematically captures and disseminates information regarding the movements and evolving needs of populations on the move, whether on site or en route. NPM’s site assessment rounds capture the numbers, locations and key sectoral needs of Rohingya refugees in the areas affected by the influx since 25 August 2017. Data are collected through key informant interviews and direct observation. The unit of data collection depends on the context.

11 Apr 2018 description
report CARE

OVERVIEW

  • Over 55% of all water sources are contaminated with high levels of bacteria, including E.
    Coli.

  • In the camps toilet facilities are not adequate, particularly for women and girls. Many refugees can not wash themselves for days.

  • More than half of CARE’s funding requirement of USD 15 million (till Feb ’19) reached.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Food for the Hungry

WRITTEN BY CARRIE WOODWARD

Highlights of the 2017 Annual Report

Pause. Think about 2017. Growing innovation. Natural disasters. Political tensions. Changing cultures. And in the midst of that, Food for the Hungry (FH) faithfully pursued the vision of ending all forms of poverty worldwide. Read the full annual report online here and read on below for some exciting highlights of FH’s year.

Programs

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

10 Apr 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Since the onset of the Rohingya crisis last year, UNHCR has sent 16 emergency flights loaded with relief items to Southern Bangladesh. "Twelve of these flights came out of Dubai, and the UAE paid for the transportation costs of eight of them, valued between $1.5 - 2 million," according to the head of the UN Refugee Agency in the UAE.

10 Apr 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, have signed a AED7.35 million (US$2 million) agreement to support emergency food relief for Rohingya women and children refugees in Bangladesh.

The gesture stems from the UAE’s firm stance to support people in the face of tragedy, and extend a helping hand to the vulnerable and needy of the world affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters - without discrimination or prejudice based on gender, race or belief.

06 Apr 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are distributing 50,000 vegetable gardening kits to tackle malnutrition and improve the diet of people affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

05 Apr 2018 description
report People in Need

Rangún, Burma and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – 5/4/2018

30 Mar 2018 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.