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17 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • UNHCR and partners continue to relocate refugees living in areas at high risk of landslides to safer ground. No significant rain occurred in reporting period 10-16 August. The relocation is also aimed at mitigating risks by decongesting overcrowded settlements.

  • Two incidents of landslide/soil erosion were reported by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group across all refugee settlements1 affecting 16 households. A total of 14 shelters were damaged.

UNHCR and Partners’ Response

17 Aug 2018 description


Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 15 August. All persons above the age of 12 received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be used for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims to consolidate a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions.

16 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

15 Aug 2018 description
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A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance

Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.

15 Aug 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • L3 Emergency Response: WFP continues with its Level 3 emergency response in Cox’s Bazar.
    According to the Inter Sector Coordination Group report of 21 June 2018, the total number of refugees stands at around 919,000, including 15,000 refugees in host communities.

  • Food and Nutrition Assistance in Cox’s Bazar: WFP continues to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees through general food distributions, reaching 145,150 families, and e-vouchers, reaching 212,000 refugees as of 17 July 2018.

13 Aug 2018 description

Each year urban and rural populations across Bangladesh are impacted by threats posed by disasters, with the frequency and intensity of natural disasters only predicted to increase further in coming years.

Right now it’s monsoon season. From June to October each year heavy rains inundate communities, hitting up to 70 per cent of the South Asian country. But this isn’t the only threat for Bangladesh, with communities and livelihoods also vulnerable to cyclones, earthquakes and landslides.

13 Aug 2018 description

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, COX'S BAZAR DISTRICT, Bangladesh - The healing power of art and creativity has been on full display in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this International Youth Day.

12 Aug 2018 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidents in July 2018*

In the month of July 2018, eight hazards have been occurred with the total frequency of 54 among which 3 types were manmade (fire, boat-capsize, building collapse) and 5 were natural (lightning, heavy rainfall, flood, flash flood, and landslide). These hazard incidents took lives of 26 persons and injured about 19 people.

12 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • There was minimal rain in Cox’s Bazar between 3 and 9 August 2018, during which three incidents, including a landslide, flood, and a fire, were reported by the InterSector Coordination Group across all the refugee settlements, affecting 24 households. There was no reported damage to shelters during this period.

  • UNHCR is gearing up preparedness for monsoon and cyclone emergencies through awareness raising and information campaigns by trained Community Outreach Members (COMs) refugee volunteers.

10 Aug 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – UN Migration Agency medical staff in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have now carried out over half a million consultations since the Rohingya refugee crisis began nearly a year ago, as monsoon conditions sparked the busiest week of the year for doctors and nurses working in the camps.

10 Aug 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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


• 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

Rabia is grateful to the local people of Bangladesh

Rabia and her husband have three children – two daughters and a son. Rabia fled Myanmar for the sake of her young children. She hopes every day that soon there will be justice and she can return home with her family. She hopes her daughters will get married in Myanmar.

05 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Monsoon rains continued in Cox’s Bazar causing 44 incidents, including landslides, winds, floods, and waterlogging, between 27 July and 2 August, leading to the damage of 61 shelters.

03 Aug 2018 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 2 août 2018

L'Asie du Sud-Est se préparant à faire face à la période annuelle des moussons et à ses effets potentiellement dévastateurs, la Commission européenne a débloqué 6 millions d'euros pour des mesures de préparation aux catastrophes dans la région.

Cette enveloppe vient s'ajouter aux 7 millions d'euros annoncés en mai pour aider le Bangladesh à intensifier ses mesures de préparation en vue de la saison des pluies.

03 Aug 2018 description


  • UNHCR, partners, and refugees’ emergency response during monsoon storms

  • Ongoing response activities and capacity building

  • Progress on refugee registration and verification

  • Refugees continue to arrive from Myanmar