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20 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 20 February 2018: Calling for continued efforts to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar, Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities, the World Health Organization today said six months after the start of the refugee crisis, the vulnerable populations remain at risk of several diseases and in need of critical services for survival.

20 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the past seven days, 230 suspected diphtheria cases were reported - compared with 298 cases in the previous week – indicating a clear declining trend. UNICEF and partners vaccinated 391,678 children during the second round of the diphtheria vaccination campaign during 27 Jan to 10 Feb.

  • As of 13 February 2018, 287,200 people have access to safe water and 389,050 people have access to sanitation facilities

    UNICEF is providing non-formal education to 81,937 children and psychosocial support to 140,037 children.

19 Feb 2018 description

Kate Nolan, MSF emergency coordinator in Bangladesh

Since 25 August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. They join tens of thousands of others who were fled there after previous periods of tension and violence in neighbouring Rakhine state, Myanmar. The thing I find most striking about this situation is its magnitude – the sheer number of people who have crossed the border in a short space of time, barely six months. In fact, people continue to arrive today.

16 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • This week, IOM distributed 4,000 Upgrade Shelter Kits (USKs) — including materials and tools — to carry out shelter upgrades and household level site improvements such as soil stabilization, slope protection, and drainage improvements in Zones JJ, LL, SS and XX (Camps 8W, 9, 10, and 18).

16 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 10 February 2018, a total of 5 659 clinically suspected diphtheria cases have been reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign ended on 10 February, with 391 678 children up to 15 years immunized.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

14 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 79 new cases of acute jaundice syndrome were reported with no deaths, bringing the total to 556 cases for 2018. The aetiology is still not well defined.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,

Abdullah is a father of eight from Buthidaung, in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Fleeing to Bangladesh in September last year, he became a refugee for the third time.

The first was in 1978, when he came to Bangladesh as a young boy, and the second in 1991. That time he remained for three years, and then returned to Myanmar as part of an organised voluntary repatriation operation, anxious to recover his home and his four acres of land.

13 Feb 2018 description

UN refugee chief tells UN Security Council causes of the crisis originate in Myanmar and solutions for the voluntary return of thousands of refugees must be found there.

NEW YORK – Restoring rights to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees is key to any plan to allow for their safe return to Myanmar, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the UN Security Council today.

09 Feb 2018 description

Refugees remain anxious about the prospect of returns to Myanmar taking place in the near future. They reiterated that they will not consider going back to Myanmar unless questions of citizenship, legal rights, access to services and restitution are addressed.

09 Feb 2018 description
  • 900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar District

  • 688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

  • 1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

07 Feb 2018 description

Going shelter to shelter in Bangladesh camps, volunteer community health workers help ensure refugees get access to medical services and treatment.

By Caroline Gluck | 07 February 2018

NAYAPARA CAMP, Bangladesh – A community health refugee volunteer, Zafor Hossein knew the signs and symptoms of diphtheria to look out for as he went from shelter to shelter in this sprawling refugee settlement - then one 17-year-old girl caught his eye.

07 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 03 February 2018, a total of 5 253 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria were reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign is ongoing, targeting 208 914 Rohingya refugees aged 6 weeks to 15 years

SITUATION OVERVIEW

06 Feb 2018 description

Children are the first victims of the conflicts that continue to engulf many countries. With violence and natural disasters likely to cause acute humanitarian needs this year, what are the three major challenges facing us in 2018?

Monsoon rains threaten the Rohingya

06 Feb 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know today

• A total of 688,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 27 January 2018)

06 Feb 2018 description

Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 600,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Most of these people arrived with few or no possessions and are reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Almost 60 percent of new arrivals are children.

Australia is working closely with humanitarian partners to provide assistance to displaced people and host communities, both in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Australia's humanitarian assistance

04 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of January 31, 276,950 people have access to safe water through UNICEFsupported tube wells and treatment of surface water. However, the recent risk analysis for floods and landslides concluded that 50% of the water points may be at risk of floods in the main camp area. UNICEF is accelerating training for the WASH sector in preventing acute watery diarrhoea, , preparing for mass chlorination of water points and decommissioning of WASH facilities in risk areas.

03 Feb 2018 description

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to 6 weeks helping more than 3,000 displaced Rohingya.

The UK Emergency Medical Team (EMT), deployed to the camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh following a deadly outbreak of diphtheria, is heading home after bringing the disease under control.

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to six weeks triaging more than 3000 Rohingya people.

02 Feb 2018 description
  • 900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar District

  • 688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

  • 1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

Over the past two weeks, Site Management and Protection teams have been conducting an assessment to map out existing governance structures and learn how displaced women, men and various at-risk groups—including adolescent girls and women and girls with disabilities—participate in site life and site decision-making processes.