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21 Jun 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

21 Jun 2018 description

On World Refugee Day, Amnesty International calls on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District as they face severe monsoon weather.

More than 200,000 Rohingya refugees are at risk of landslides and floods during the current monsoon season, according to the United Nations. Over the past five weeks, more than 28,000 people have been affected as 133 landslides have damaged more than 3,000 shelters.

20 Jun 2018 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Flood, June 2018

Rise of water levels in all rivers in the northeastern part of the country due to heavy rainfalls started from June 12, 2018 as well as water flow from the upstream hills have led to the inundation of low-lying areas of 14 upazilas under Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts. It has created a situation of disruption in normal lives of the people.

20 Jun 2018 description

Joint media release

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP

  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Today on World Refugee Day we announce the Australian Government will provide additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

The UN estimates that more than 900,000 Rohingya are now living in Cox's Bazar, including more than 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar since August 2017.

20 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 4 soil stabilisation activities totalling about 150m and 6 interventions in different locations took place this week with 400 CFW.

  • 2 bamboo bridges totalling about 70m were built as part of Repair and Recovery activities.

  • 10 MSUs in use and 6 to be handed over to the Log Sector at Madhu Chara Logistics Hub.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Internews Network

Internews project opens up communication with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

19 Jun 2018 description

Colombia- Sismo- 12/06/18

Un sismo de 4,5 grados con epicentro en el volcán Galeras sacudió el extremo suroccidental. El movimiento telúrico se registró a las 04:35 hora local con una profundidad superficial, señaló el Servicio Geológico Nacional.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam

The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said today.

A survey of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh carried out by Oxfam before the start of the monsoon season found that more than half were almost completely unprepared for the floods, landslides and disease that accompany the monsoon weather, with women most at risk.

18 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, including thousands of victims of sexual violence.

Members of the mainly-Muslim minority community began fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state last August following a military crackdown targeting extremists, during which homes were destroyed, men and boys killed, and countless women and girls raped.

18 Jun 2018 description

This statement is attributable to Pramila Patten, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund New York, 18 June 2018

Based on observations from our recent visits to the refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh, we call on the international community to urgently step up its efforts to help all Rohingya refugees in confronting their ordeal.

18 Jun 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Since 12 August 2017, heavy monsoon rains above the seasonal average severely impacted the riverine region of India,
Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This resulted in intense flooding in almost two-thirds of Bangladesh, affecting over 8 million people. Bangladesh experienced floods for the fourth time in 2017 and the latest flood had inundated the country.
As of 12 September, the Government of Bangladesh reported that the floodwaters had receded in 28 of the 322 floodaffected districts.

18 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• 24 735 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains as .

• Several infrastructures in the camps have been damaged including 18 water points, 252 latrines and one health facility.

• The health sector Monsoon and cyclone contingency and response plan is activated.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

15 Jun 2018 description

Monsoon Rains Bring New Challenges for Expectant Mothers

14 Jun 2018 description

702,000 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar*

915,00 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

* Needs and Population Monitoring Round 10

Key Features

  • This week, 343 individuals at highest risk of landslides were relocated to Camp 20 Extension.
    IOM protection team has been working in close collaboration with the Site Management team to support the most vulnerable individuals during relocations.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 14 June 2018 – Torrential rain and strong winds hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in the past week threatening the health and safety of thousands of children as the first major storm of the monsoon season arrived in south-eastern Bangladesh.

The heavy rain brought flooding and landslides – with reports of one young child killed in a landslide – whilst strong winds damaged or destroyed hundreds of shelters, leaving vulnerable families defenseless against the elements.

13 Jun 2018 description

By Caroline Gluck in Chakmarkul refugee site, Bangladesh

Winds and first heavy rains pound fragile landscape sheltering some 700,000 refugees, triggering landslides that killed one refugee and injured others amid ongoing emergency response.

After two days of heavy rains and winds, mother-of-four Hasina Begum was feeding her children in the family’s bamboo and tarpaulin shelter, with her youngest, 10 day-old baby, Anwar Siddiq asleep in a cot, when she heard a loud noise.

13 Jun 2018 description

By Mark Maulit, Information Management Officer, ETS Cox’s Bazar

13 Jun 2018 description
  • Heavy rain continues to affect several areas of Chittagong division, causing floods and triggering landslides.
  • According to local media, at least 12 people have been killed, 2 of whom are Rohingya refugees, in Naniarchar (Chittagong Division) and Cox's Bazar due to landslides. They also reported that nearly 29 000 people have been moved to safer locations. National reports mentioned that over 200 000 people are considered to be at high risk of flooding and landslides (25 000 at very high risk). DG ECHO teams are closely monitoring the situation on the ground.