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08 Nov 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Heavy seasonal monsoon has brought strong winds and heavy rains across large parts of Myanmar since the beginning of July 2018, causing increased water levels in major rivers and floods in many regions and states. As of 11 September 20183 , Nay Pyi Taw, Bago, Tanintharyi, Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady regions as well as Mon and Kayin states have been affected.

02 Nov 2018 description

The top priority is cyclone preparedness. Intra-camp relocations and shelter upgrades continue as circumstances allow. Nearly 25,000 persons have been verified through the Government and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 October. Health Sector has identified ways to address gaps in the supply of essential medicines. Sizable funding gaps still hinder vital sectoral capacity, with notable restrictions on many services necessary for refugee adolescents.

31 Oct 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

30 Oct 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

29 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Over 178,000 children and caregivers have access to UNICEF-supported psycho-social programming through 2018 programming.
- UNICEF has provided over 15,600 pregnant and breastfeeding women in Rakhine with infant and young child feeding counselling.
- WASH support continues for over 16,600 IDPs.
- UNICEF is working with the humanitarian stakeholders to finalize the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

26 Oct 2018 description

Highlights
- USG provides more than $185 million in additional FY 2018 humanitarian funding to assist crisis-affected populations in Burma and Bangladesh
- UN, NGOs call for improved humanitarian access to Burma’s Rakhine State and increased support for vulnerable Rohingya

25 Oct 2018 description

The traffic lights diagram above is based on the result of multisectoral priortrisation tool developed by the Analysis Hub. The tool uses NPM site assessment Round 12 data from five sectors to priortise needs geographically, at the majhee block level. The 32 indicators are selected from five sectors to build a composite index, and combined to present the Basic Needs Gap index at the majhee block level.

25 Oct 2018 description

Monsoon Impact

The monsoon season in Bangladesh runs from June to September, preceded and succeeded by cyclone seasons, running from April to May and from October to November.

Primary data available from March, before the beginning of the first cyclone season in 2018, and from July, midmonsoon, allows for a first analysis of the impact of the cyclone/monsoon season so far.

Notable changes between March and July include:

16 Oct 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

14 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Paddy production forecast to increase in 2018 driven by higher expected plantings  

  • Rice exports in 2019 forecast to increase

  • Wholesale prices of emata rice resume increases and remain higher year-on-year

  • Conflicts and floods severely affect large numbers of people

Paddy production increases in 2018 driven by higher expected plantings

14 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On the 27th of September the Health Minister inaugurated the extension of Cox’s Bazar District Hospital Special Care New-born Unit (SCANU) supported by UNICEF. The unit expanded from 24 to 65 beds. In 2018, a total of 2,258 sick new-born were treated in the three UNICEF-supported facilities in host communities.

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.