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27 May 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Surma-Kushiyara including the rivers in the Upper Meghna region are in rising trend, while the Ganges-Padma rivers are in steady state.

  • According to information of Bangladesh & Indian Metrological Departments there is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in Assam-Meghalaya parts of India in next 24 hours.

  • The major rivers of districts of the North-Eastern region may continue rising in next 24 hours.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may continue rising in next 48 hours.

26 May 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges and Surma-Kushiyara rivers including Upper Meghna rivers are in rising trend; while the Padma river is in steady state.

  • According to information of Bangladesh & Indian Metrological Departments there is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in Assam-Meghaloya parts of India in next 48 hours.

  • In next 24 hours, major rivers of districts in the North-Eastern region may continue to rise.

  • In Next 48 hours, the Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may continue to rise.

26 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 16 May, 2018. A total of 879 273 (89% of the people targeted) beneficiaries including 103 605 people from host community were vaccinated during the Oral Rehydration Campaign.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

25 May 2018 description

Since August 25, 2017, more than 693,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine state. Combined with the Rohingya refugees already living in Bangladesh after fleeing previous outbreaks of violence, there are now more than 905,000 refugees in the sprawling Cox’s Bazar camps.

25 May 2018 description

Bangladesh is working with UNHCR and partners to stave off consequences of possible extreme weather for hundreds of thousands.

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Bangladesh – As a Bangladeshi instructor raises a red flag with a black centre, another instructor starts sounding a storm siren, then waves a second flag.

“When all the flags are raised and the signal is the loudest... it is the most intense of warnings,” explained a trainer with the Bangladesh government’s Cyclone Prevention Programme to a class of Rohingya refugee volunteers.

25 May 2018 description
report Caritas

With monsoon rains and the onset of the cyclone season expected during the next few weeks, fears are intensifying for the safety of Rohingya people living in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh refugee camps.

Many of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who have fled military persecution in Myanmar are living on bare earth floors under tarpaulins, with almost no protection from the elements.

The majority suffered greatly even before arriving in the squalid conditions of the camps.

25 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

Key Features

  • In Shamlapur, back-filling is ongoing in two areas needing flood mitigation works in Hatkhulapara and Purbo Asarbonia. The works are almost completed and would benefit 256 households who were deemed at risk from flooding/water-logging.

25 May 2018 description

Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven an estimated 702,160 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Generations of statelessness imposed vulnerabilities on these people even before the severe traumas of this most recent crisis. The people and Government of Bangladesh welcomed them with resounding generosity and open borders. The speed and scale of the influx was nonetheless a challenge, and the humanitarian community stepped up its support to help mitigate a critical humanitarian emergency.

24 May 2018 description

As monsoon season approaches, Rohingya volunteers are being trained by UNHCR to become first responders in an emergency.

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Bangladesh – Seventy-year-old Hanibi says she cannot eat or sleep. The memory of two family members who were shot still haunts her and she worries about the coming monsoon season, when the bamboo houses of Kutupalong refugee settlement, where she and around 600,000 other people live, will be at the mercy of the elements.

Formin, a volunteer counsellor, squeezes her hand.

23 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Disaster Looms in Refugee Camps; Safer Ground Needed

23 May 2018 description

By Penny Sims, British Red Cross

“My son is trapped!”

“We need a doctor!”

“My family left me behind!”

In a community centre in Tansimorkhola, at the southern end of the giant camp that is home to almost 800,000 people who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, some impressive acting is going on. Staff and volunteers from a Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and Danish Red Cross psychosocial programme are putting local community volunteers through a series of likely scenarios for both monsoon and cyclone season.

23 May 2018 description

By Ida Sem Fossvik

More than 655,000 Rohingya fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and sought safety in neighbouring Bangladesh between late August and early November 2017. Despite concerted humanitarian efforts and a recent repatriation deal, their future is highly uncertain.

23 May 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma and Surma-Kushiyara rivers including Upper Meghna rivers are in falling trend, while the Ganges river is in steady state.

  • There is chance of medium to heavy rainfall at some places of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazr, Habiganj, Netrokona, Mymensingh and Sherpur districts in North-Eastern part of the country and adjacent Indian parts in next 48 hours.

  • In next 24 hours major rivers of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Sherpur districts in the North-Eastern region may rapidly rise.

22 May 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods. The project is one of several initiated by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to safeguard hundreds of thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar ahead of heavy monsoon rains and the cyclone season.