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19 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohingya in Rakhine continue to experience difficulty accessing services and livelihood activities

  • Relief actors are working to relocate refugees residing in at-risk areas of Cox’s Bazar

  • State/PRM provides an additional $24.7 million to respond to the complex emergency in Burma

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Apr 2018 description

Key Features

  • 100 households (HH) were relocated from Camp 9 (8 HH) and 10 (71 HH) and from WFP canal extension area (21 HH from Camps 10/11) to Camp 20 due to flood and landslide risk.

  • IOM distributed 9,000 dignity kits to women and girls identified as extremely vulnerable in Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site, Leda and Shamlapur.

  • This week, IOM provided training on Shelter Upgrade and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for 18 staff of partner organisations, bringing the total partner staff trained by IOM to 77.

19 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2018, a total 6,687 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Majority of those affected are of age between 5-14 years.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed with coverage of 104% for between 6 weeks to 15-year-old children.

  • With monsoon season looming, preparations are ongoing to mitigate the effects of the rains on the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) population.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 31 March 2018, a total 6,577 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparation for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

17 Apr 2018 description

Statement from Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field to the House relating to petitions received on the subject of Myanmar's Rohingya minority

Delivered on: 16 April 2018

I am grateful to the Hon Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for chairing this debate, and I pay tribute to all her industry and patience as Chair of the petitions committee.

17 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 671 500 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August 2017. There are now a total of 883 868 Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) in Bangladesh. The total population in need of health sector assistance is 1.3 million including approximately 300,000 from the host community population.

16 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The third round of diphtheria vaccination campaign ran from 10 to 25 March 2018. A total of 431,448 children were vaccinated with diphtheria-containing vaccines. UNICEF-supported volunteers assisted 17,932 children to receive vaccines in the last week of diphtheria vaccination campaign to ensure full coverage.

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 31 March 2018, a total 6,460 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparation for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

10 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 13

• 155 health facilities are currently registered as EWARS sites. 111 reported were received for week 14. In 2018, the cumulative completeness for reporting is 69%.

• 90 alerts were triggered through indicator-based surveillance (IBS) and 12 through event-based surveillance (EBS). All alerts were verified. Of the 90 IBS alerts, 75 (83.3%) were discarded and 13 (16.7%) are being monitored.

06 Apr 2018 description

PEOPLE AFFECTED

1.3 million people in need of health assistance

US$ 146 million Health sector requirements under the 2018 Joint Response Plan

US$ 16.5 million Required by WHO for its health response in Cox’s Bazar

Without a rapid comprehensive health response, there will be massive loss of life during monsoon

06 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 13

To date, 155 health facilities out of 158 (98%) have been registered as EWARS sites.

•109 reported were received for week 13, with 9% timeliness and 69% completeness.

•In week 13, total of 79 alerts were triggered, of which 78 were verified (99%).

03 Apr 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 24 March 2018, a total of 6 339 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparedness for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 12

•Total population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance. 155 of health facilities enrolled.

•In week 12, a total of 77 alerts were triggered – a comparable number on previous weeks (74 alerts in week 11).

•A “health facility guide to reporting through EWARS” and a poster informing Event Based Surveillance (EBS) reporting requirements and case definitions are currently being finalised and approved. A plan for dissemination of materials to partners is under development.

30 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• 671,500 arrivals since August 2017 are reported as of 15 March, according to the IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 8 site assessment. The full dataset can be found here.

29 Mar 2018 description

Dhaka, 29 March 2018 - With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, the World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services to this highly vulnerable population, now facing grave risks to their lives and health in view of the coming rainy season.

26 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• World Water Day was commemorated in Camps 5, 6 and 7 with an advocacy meeting on safe water. Two hundred community leaders and youth volunteers participated in discussions to identify measures to address the water quality challenges in the camps.

• In the first 10 days of the diphtheria vaccination campaign, 75 per cent of targeted children were vaccinated, including 130,246 children from 6 weeks to 7 years who were vaccinated with pentavalent vaccine and 191,344 children from 7- 15 years vaccinated with tetanus-diphtheria vaccine.

24 Mar 2018 description

PEOPLE AFFECTED

1.3 million people
in need of health assistance

US$ 146 million
Health Sector requirements under the 2018 Joint Response Plan

US$ 16.5 million
Required by WHO for its health response in Cox’s Bazar

Rohingyas: Traumatized with low immunization and at high-risk of outbreaks

24 Mar 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 17 March 2018, a total of 6,250 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of 13-day Diphtheria campaign is ongoing.

  • There is decrease in the number of reported cases of acute jaundice syndrome relative to previous weeks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

24 Mar 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights
Week 11

  • Total population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance. 153 of health facilities enrolled.

  • Completeness of reporting in W11 was 65% (100/153 health facilities).

  • Total of 74 alerts were triggered, all of which were verified.