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02 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

Key Features

 The last radio distribution training for IOM staff and volunteers took place this week. Overall, 75 people were trained in the past two weeks for the upcoming distribution of 60,000 hand cranked and solar powered radios.

02 Aug 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 2 August 2018

As Southeast Asia is faced with the yearly monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has released €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region.

This funding comes on top of the € 7 million announced in May to support Bangladesh scale up preparedness measures for the rainy season.

02 Aug 2018 description
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Lack of light, waste and waterlogging affecting the Rohingya camps

Source: Feedback from listening groups during May and June 2018. Around 250 listener groups meet weekly to listen to a range of radio programmes and narrowcasts. The group facilitators collect feedback about the listeners’ current needs, priorities and concerns.

02 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

During the reporting week, Cox’s Bazar recorded 853 mm of rain compared to 219 mm received the previous week. This was the rainiest week of the monsoon season thus far—463mm of rain fell on 25th July alone. In July, Cox’s Bazar registered 1,586 mm total rainfall, which is 50% above the average for July.

02 Aug 2018 description

Les crises en Afghanistan, au Bangladesh, en Haïti et dans la région du Sahel parmi les plus sous-financées

02 Aug 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cumulatively 49 400 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018.

  • The heavy downpour of Wednesday July 25 led to flooding and landslides, resulting in damages to latrines, shelters and instances of limited road access.

  • Different mobile medical teams (MMTs) provided health services this week in several camps to meet additional/surge needs.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

01 Aug 2018 description
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Analysis of community feedback suggests that cooking has been the main concern raised by the Rohingya community throughout June. A quarter of complaints raised by men, and one fifth of complaints raised by women during this time period were linked to cooking. Cooking has also been raised as a concern with Internews’ community correspondents, and within weekly listener group discussions run by other agencies.

01 Aug 2018 description

FAO sounds alarm on overlooked emergencies where humanitarian aid is urgently needed

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti and the Sahel are among most severely underfunded crises

31 Jul 2018 description

Bangladesh

Over 100 monsoon-related incidents have been reported in Cox's Bazar since 23 July, affecting over 13,500 people. In comparison, less than 6,000 people were affected in first three weeks of July. Extensive damage to shelters has been reported and over 550 people have been displaced. WASH facilities and agricultural land have been damaged and humanitarian access severely constrained. Heavy rainfall and landslides resulted in at least five fatalities.

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28 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, 27 July 2018 - Several days of heavy monsoon rainfall in the Rohingya refugee camps of southeastern Bangladesh pose a major threat to over 100,000 children living in them, UNICEF has warned.

The rain early this week caused landslides which killed five Bangladeshi children and injured several others in the district of Cox’s Bazar. The deaths highlight the danger facing Rohingya refugee children living in fragile and dangerous conditions in nearby camps, many of which are also susceptible to landslides.

27 Jul 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Heavy rains from 23-25 July 2018 triggered landslides and flooding throughout Cox’s Bazar district. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department recorded 463mm of rainfall in under 24 hours on 25 July—the second highest recorded rainfall in one day for the district.

  • Nearly 60 incidents of landslides, winds, floods, and waterlogging reported in all settlements by the InterSector Coordination Group (ISCG) 2 on 25-26 July 2018, with 445 shelters damaged.