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22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Between 7 - 14 May, the ISCG reports that 10 landslides and 18 wind-storm related incidents occurred in the camps, affecting 1,560 households and 7,144 individuals. 37 UNICEF-supported learning centres were damaged after a few hours of rain and light gust of winds but quickly repaired.

22 May 2018 description

Summary

Burma

In the face of the ethnic cleansing, some argue genocide, of the Rohingya by the Burmese authorities—and with a return to attacks against ethnic groups in the North East of Burma—it is time for the DFID once again to review its engagement with Burma.

22 May 2018 description

Fifth Special Report

On 20 March 2018, the International Development Committee published its Third Report of Session 2017-19, on Bangladesh and Burma: the Rohingya crisis - monsoon preparedness in Cox’s Bazar. The response from the Government was received on 14 May 2018. The response is appended below.

Appendix: Government Response

Conclusion 1:

21 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh

  • USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts

  • Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 19

  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • To date, 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites with one new facility registered this week.

  • In week 19, 125 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 70% for 2018.

18 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6 887 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. A total of 42 deaths were reported in EWARS during this time.

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 13 May, 2018. A total of 901 810 beneficiaries were vaccinated.

  • To date a total of 92 223 Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) case-patients have been notified through Indicator Based Surveillance in EWARS bringing. WHO and partners continue to prepare for likely outbreak.

17 May 2018 description

687,000
New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar
905,418
Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million
People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Situation Overview

17 May 2018 description
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Strengthening government health services is a key part of the Joint Response Plan through support with equipment, training and institutional support. Cox’s Bazar District Hospital, and Teknaf and Ukhia upazila Health complexes will be supported including provision of laboratory capacity.

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.

11 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6 860 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.

  • About 985 000 people are being targeted in the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign that commenced on 6 May 2018 including 135 000 from the host community. Over 464 000 people have been vaccinated by day four.

10 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 18

  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • To date, 169 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites including the twelve new MoH facilities.

  • In week 18, 110 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% for 2018.

10 May 2018 description
report BRAC

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Since 25th August 2017, Bangladesh has welcomed over 693,000 forcibly-displaced Rohingyas1 from Myanmar who require immediate, ongoing humanitarian services to address their basic needs. The concentration of displaced people in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh is now among the densest in the world. Taking into account the pre-existing Rohingya population in the area, and affected members of the host community, roughly 1.3 million people are in need of comprehensive services and support.

08 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

05 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• From 8 November 2017, a total 6 822 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.

• According to Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), in 2018, acute respiratory infections and AWD are the two leading syndromes with highest proportional morbidity of 11.8% and 5.3%, respectively. Both diseases and mosquito-borne diseases are at risk of causing severe outbreaks during monsoons and are being monitored by WHO team.

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.

03 May 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Since 25 August 2017, 671,000 people, the majority of whom are women and children, have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar and have crossed the border to seek shelter in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The newly displaced people is an addition to the 212,538 people who had already fled from Rakhine state, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in successive displacement flows in the last few decades. In total, there are an estimated 884,000 people from Rakhine in Cox’s Bazar.

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.

01 May 2018 description

Weekly Situation Report # 23

Date of issue: 26 April 2018

Period covered: 17 April – 24 April

Location: Bangladesh

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6,780 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5‐14 years.

  • 37 medical technologists and medical assistants participated in Laboratory diagnosis of malaria using Rapid diagnostics and Microscopy.