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09 Aug 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

08 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The district of Cox’s Bazar continued to experience heavy downpours during the reporting period with a total of around 800 mm of rain; the heaviest registered on one day - 25 July - was 463 mm of rain.

• UNICEF with partners screened 232,249 children under five years for malnutrition, including the 149,664 children in all 33 camps during the Nutrition Action Week (from 14-19 July). During the campaign, Vitamin A supplement was provided to 250,628 children aged 6-59 months and deworming was administered to 88,888 children aged 24-59 months.

08 Aug 2018 description

Current major event

Emergency risk communication in outbreaks

To provide WHO Member States, partners and stakeholders involved in emergency preparedness and response with the most up-to-date best practices on Emergency Risk Communication, this year WHO published “Communicating risk in public health emergencies - A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice”.

Editorial note

02 Aug 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

 The last radio distribution training for IOM staff and volunteers took place this week. Overall, 75 people were trained in the past two weeks for the upcoming distribution of 60,000 hand cranked and solar powered radios.

27 Jul 2018 description

Highlights:

  • Diphtheria case-patients still reporting from the camps and confirmed case-patients from host community.
  • Overall, AWD trend remains stable.
  • Number of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) & Acute Juandice Syndrome (AJS) case-patients reporting increases than previous weeks but overall trend remains stable.
  • Other diseases and clinical syndromes remain within the previous level.

EWARS Reporting Updates:

26 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon weather affects vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar and Rakhine

  • UN leadership calls for additional support for Rohingya refugee response efforts during early-July trip to Cox’s Bazar

  • Asian Development Bank approves $100 million and World Bank announces $50 million for Rohingya refugee relief

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jul 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

  • Following the heavy rains of the past two days, 49 incidents were reported, affecting over 4,700 individuals.

23 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The district of Cox’s Bazar continues to experience heavy downpours with 222 mm rain recorded between 5 -10 July. It is expected that rain will continue in the coming weeks with about 30 mm of rain per day.

  • UNICEF and partners participated in the Nutrition Action Week (14-19 July 2018) aimed at reaching 134,000 children aged 06-59 months with vitamin A, 85,000 children with deworming tablets, and an intensified campaign on breastfeeding and age-appropriate feeding practices.

22 Jul 2018 description

Acute diarrhoea in Deir-ez-Zor, Syria

An increase in number of cases of acute diarrhoea cases was reported from Deir- ez-Zor governorate in Syria since March 2018. As of 24th June 2018, a total of 578 cases including 12 related deaths (case fatality rate—CFR: 2.07%) were reported to WHO.

Editorial note

20 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • A total of 9,756 individuals in 2,125 families have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise as of 18 July. All individuals above the age of 12 have received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be use for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims at consolidating a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics and ultimately solutions.

19 Jul 2018 description

706,364 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

19 Jul 2018 description

Highlights:

• Confirmed diphtheria case-patients still reporting from the camps.

• Overall, AWD trend remains stable.

• Number of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) case-patients reporting increases than previous weeks but overall trend remains stable.

• Introduction of injury segment in the Event-Based reporting form.

• Other diseases and clinical syndromes remain within the previous level W28 2018 | Highlights

12 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 2 July, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim visited Cox’s Bazar. The World Bank announced it would provide Bangladesh with US$480 million for the Rohingya response, including health, education, water, sanitation and social protection.

12 Jul 2018 description

706,364 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

08 Jul 2018 description

Current major event

Upsurge of CCHF cases in Afghanistan

An upsurge in the number of the reported cases of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) from Afghanistan has been reported during 2018. The increase is mainly in Herat province in the western part of the country. As of week 25-2018, a total of 125 cases including 18 deaths (CFR=14.4%) have been reported countrywide.

Editorial note

05 Jul 2018 description
  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 171 (63%) health facilities currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites.

  • 96 (56%) facilities reported in EWARS fewer than previous week (111 weekly reports in week 25) by Tuesday 3 July, 2018 resulting in a cumulative completeness of 68% in 2018.