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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.

30 Apr 2018 description
report CARE

April 27, 2018, Bangladesh: As the pre-monsoon downpours hit Bangladesh, the lives of the Myanmar refugees in Cox’s Bazar are becoming increasingly vulnerable. On 18 April Wednesday, the Cox's Bazar Met office recorded 43 millimeters of rain in the area.

The first downpours indicate a major disaster waiting to happen. Field reports tell the brief rainfall last week is already creating accessibility problems in the muddy hills, while overflowing small puddles into sizes of pools.

30 Apr 2018 description
report Start Network

The coastal areas of Bangladesh are hit by cyclones almost every year, with the highest wind speed reaching up to 220 km/hr and a tidal range of 3m high that may increase up to 7m further west at the entrance of the Meghna Estuary, to the East of Bhola (UNDP 2010). Cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal, mainly occurs pre and post monsoon season, between April-May and October-November. The most cyclone affected Districts are; Khulna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Noakhali and Chittagong.

27 Apr 2018 description

The Government and people of Bangladesh have displayed extraordinary generosity towards Rohingya refugees. They have opened their homes to tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees over the past decades. Most recently, they have welcomed over 671,000 Rohingya refugees, who have fled violence in Myanmar since 25 August 2017 to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar. Their robust response – with the support of the international community – has saved countless lives. The Government and the people of Bangladesh are the biggest donors to this crisis.

27 Apr 2018 description

COX’S BARAR, Bangladesh – Early monsoon rains have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are living in flimsy tents of bamboo and tarpaulin, renewing fears of flooding, mudslides, water-borne diseases and further displacement among an already beleaguered population.

27 Apr 2018 description

Note: This map highlights the gap of upgrade shelter kit distribution at camp level based on NPM R9 pouplation data.

27 Apr 2018 description

Note: This map highlights the coverage of upgrade shelter kit distribution at camp level.

26 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is working around the clock to help those who have fled Myanmar to the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to prepare for the coming cyclone and monsoon season.

Flooding, landslides and cyclones are expected which will destroy many of the temporary shelters set up since the mass movement of people started when violence escalated in Myanmar last August. Since then, about 687,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF has finalized its monsoon preparedness/operational plan to mitigate the risk of floods and landslides, and to respond during the monsoon with a budget of US$10million.

• A Diarrhoea Treatment Centre (DTC) is now operational in Leda, Teknaf Upazila treating up to 20 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) per day from both host and refugee communities. Four more DTCs will be operational in the next few weeks.

25 Apr 2018 description

UNFPA and partners are working around the clock to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in the sprawling camps of southern Bangladesh, as they brace for monsoon cyclones, wind and rains that tear across the country for around four months each year.

Over 700,000 Rohingya refugees, more than half women and girls, have arrived in Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine State since August 2017, swelling the population of the makeshift camps to well over 1.3 million.

24 Apr 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – Over 40,000 Rohingya families in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar refugee camps have now been trained in shelter upgrade techniques ahead of the fast approaching monsoon and cyclone season. Women are playing a key role as part of a major project being rolled out by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

With the first rains already affecting the camps, IOM now has completed its shelter upgrade trainings, but will continue to support workshops run by partner agencies. These show refugees how to best secure their shelters ahead of the strong winds and heavy rains expected in May.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

Damage and fear caused by the first rains of the monsoon season in the Rohingya refugee camps are an ominous warning of what is to come Oxfam said today. Oxfam’s Rohingya Response Advocacy Manager Dorothy Sang said the worst is still to come when the monsoon seasons hits Bangladesh with full ferocity from late May to September.