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18 Aug 2018 description
report Convoy of Hope

In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced.

As resources are stretched thin and water contamination is rampant, Convoy is focusing on providing food, clean water, water filters and solar lamps.

17 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 15 August. All persons above the age of 12 received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be used for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims to consolidate a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions.

17 Aug 2018 description

Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 July. Recent dry weather has allowed for increased risk mitigation works as well as shelter upgrades and refugee relocations in the camps. A recent report on health facilities cited medical waste management as a key gap. Emergency water quality surveillance guidelines are under review to improve community engagement on monitoring. Space for emergency evacuations and sustainable relocations remain topline needs. Funding gaps continue to limit capacity.

15 Aug 2018 description
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A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance

Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.

15 Aug 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • L3 Emergency Response: WFP continues with its Level 3 emergency response in Cox’s Bazar.
    According to the Inter Sector Coordination Group report of 21 June 2018, the total number of refugees stands at around 919,000, including 15,000 refugees in host communities.

  • Food and Nutrition Assistance in Cox’s Bazar: WFP continues to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees through general food distributions, reaching 145,150 families, and e-vouchers, reaching 212,000 refugees as of 17 July 2018.

13 Aug 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.

09 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.

09 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP is scaling up its efforts to provide cash assistance and cash-for-work assistance in the early recovery stage of flood-affected rural communities. The recovery efforts are planned in coordination with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and the Department of Disaster Management.

  • Urgent funds are needed as a pipeline break is also expected in late September in normal operations if no new funding is received.

In Numbers

150,000 people displaced since 9 July

09 Aug 2018 description

Impact of the Disaster

Due to monsoon season, floods and landslides have been reported in 9 out of 14 regions/states in Myanmar. The following are the statistics of disaster impacts as confirmed by the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement of Myanmar

  • 152,541 Affected Persons

  • 17 Deaths

  • 32,925 Affected Households

  • 338 Temporary Shelters

  • 30 Damaged Houses

08 Aug 2018 description

Rabia is grateful to the local people of Bangladesh

Rabia and her husband have three children – two daughters and a son. Rabia fled Myanmar for the sake of her young children. She hopes every day that soon there will be justice and she can return home with her family. She hopes her daughters will get married in Myanmar.

06 Aug 2018 description

Colombia-Fuertes Lluvias 3/8/18

Las fuertes lluvias han estado afectando varias áreas del sureste de Colombia lo que ha provocado el desbordamiento de los ríos.
Según los medios locales, más de 9.500 familias se han visto afectadas por las inundaciones en los departamentos de Guainia y Vichada.
Durante las próximas 48 horas lluvias más fuertes con tormentas localizadas pueden continuar afectando las áreas ya afectadas

Venezuela- Fuertes Lluvias-3/8/18

04 Aug 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.

04 Aug 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.