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20 May 2018 description

Floods by nature are complex events caused by climate variability and a range of human activities, including inappropriate development planning. There are different ways of classifying and categorising floods according to geographic and geophysical characteristics. In Bangladesh, floods are most commonly classified as:

17 May 2018 description

New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar
Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million
People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Situation Overview

16 May 2018 description

850,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing rains under makeshift shelters. The monsoon is posing a major humanitarian challenge at Kutupalong camp where the health situation is liable to deteriorate and affect the well-being of children who are already vulnerable. To tackle this crisis, Terre des hommes is preparing for the severe weather and cyclones, which are renowned for being devastating in this region.

16 May 2018 description
report BRAC


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare activated a week-long second round of oral cholera vaccinations from 6-13 May, aiming to prevent any outbreaks during monsoon season. The campaign is part of the ongoing efforts of the government and the health sector partners to protect nearly a million people, including at least 135,000 members of the host community.

13 May 2018 description

On 13 April, UNHCR and Bangladesh signed a MoU, which provides the framework for voluntary, safe, and dignified returns of refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive. UNHCR does not believe that current conditions in Rakhine State are currently conducive to returns.

More than 2000 families have been relocated for their safety due to risk of landslide or flooding, and relocations of new arrivals from the UNHCR Transit Centre moving to the main Kutupalong settlement.

11 May 2018 description

Key Features

  • A total of 34 IOM staff attended BBC Media Action Training on how to facilitate radio listening groups so that people listen to themed radio programs on issues that affect them, and then discuss the topic.

  • The two Oral Rehydration Points (ORP) at Kutupalong Primary Healthcare Centre and Leda PHCC have treated a total of 84 Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) cases in the last week.

  • A total of 47,922 hygiene top-up kits have been distributed through six partners, reaching 239,610 beneficiaries.

10 May 2018 description
report BRAC


One hour of rainfall during a mild storm on the first of May damaged over one hundred shelters and created large pools of stagnant water throughout the camps.

Weather warnings from Bangladesh Meteorological Department and the University of Columbia predict increased rainfall for Friday May 4. Storms have been continually battering the rest of the country for the last fortnight.

09 May 2018 description


  • Phase II of WFP’s emergency response is underway. WFP urgently requires USD 198 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees through the rest of the year.

  • WFP is scaling-up preparedness activities including camp expansion, site maintenance such as clearing drainage channels, and prepositioning of food to mitigate the impacts of the upcoming monsoon season.

Situation Update

08 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • During the reporting period, moderate rain and strong winds started affecting the land and the walkways in the camps; making them muddy and therefore risky for people to move around. Several temporary learning centres were damaged but quickly repaired to allow for continued learning.

  • From 6-13 May, the second round of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign will take place, targeting nearly one million people above one year of age from both refugee and host communities. Some 259 teams are deployed to support the campaign.

04 May 2018 description

As vulnerable communities brace for cyclones and monsoon season, the need to protect and restore livelihoods and reduce environmental impacts is critical

4 May 2018, Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an $8.3 million appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host populations - around 1.2 million people - in Bangladesh, as the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains is putting already vulnerable communities at even greater risk.

04 May 2018 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an $8.3 million appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host populations - around 1.2 million people - in Bangladesh, as the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains is putting already vulnerable communities at even greater risk.

03 May 2018 description

Key Features

  • A Training of Trainers has been conducted for 35 Site Management field staff on Basic First Aid. These trained field staffs will conduct training for safety committees at the Camp level.

  • The Shelter/NFI unit is conducting random monitoring of shelter upgrades in KutupalongBalukhali Expansion (KBE) to assess the effectiveness of technical guidance and follow-up following recent high winds in the region.

01 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 1 May 2018 - This is a summary of what was said by Christophe Boulierac, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The pre-monsoon rains have started in Cox’s Bazar, which is one of the most flood prone areas of Bangladesh. On the night of the 26th April, a storm damaged shelters and affected several families in refugee camps.

30 Apr 2018 description
report CARE

April 27, 2018, Bangladesh: As the pre-monsoon downpours hit Bangladesh, the lives of the Myanmar refugees in Cox’s Bazar are becoming increasingly vulnerable. On 18 April Wednesday, the Cox's Bazar Met office recorded 43 millimeters of rain in the area.

The first downpours indicate a major disaster waiting to happen. Field reports tell the brief rainfall last week is already creating accessibility problems in the muddy hills, while overflowing small puddles into sizes of pools.

27 Apr 2018 description

The Government and people of Bangladesh have displayed extraordinary generosity towards Rohingya refugees. They have opened their homes to tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees over the past decades. Most recently, they have welcomed over 671,000 Rohingya refugees, who have fled violence in Myanmar since 25 August 2017 to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar. Their robust response – with the support of the international community – has saved countless lives. The Government and the people of Bangladesh are the biggest donors to this crisis.