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08 Jun 2018 description
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Situation Report
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Data Summary

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.

07 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

Key Features

07 Jun 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 36.45 million Swiss francs, increased from 33.5 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 200,000 people for 30 months. This operation focuses on the following: shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as migration related services and advocacy.

07 Jun 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

200,000 individuals at risk of landslides/floods in camps (25,000 at very high-risk).

883 community facilities are estimated to be at risk of landslides/floods.

21,012 refugees relocated due to risk of landslide or flooding as part of mitigation efforts.

The entire refugee population in camps (724,837refugees in Ukhia and 182,816 refugees in Teknaf) lack access to structures that are safe in high winds or cyclones.

07 Jun 2018 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidents in May 2018

In May 2018, 6 hazard incidents took place among which 2 were manmade (fire, boat-capsize) and 4 were natural (lightning, heavy rainfall, Landslide and Nor’wester). The frequency of hazards are quite high in number and their impacts took lives of about 127 persons.

07 Jun 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.

• Since February 2018, about 7 624 newborns have received BCG vaccine.

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.

06 Jun 2018 description
report Food for the Hungry

WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS

The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial of food and healthcare. All of them deliberate and horrific.

05 Jun 2018 description

The most critical season for rains and floods has started, leaving Rohingya refugees and local communities residing in and around camps in Bangladesh at risk of landslides and waterborne diseases such as cholera.

June, July and August are the most critical months for rains and floods in Bangladesh.In the camps in Cox’s Bazar, 200,000 refugees from Myanmar are at risk of being affected by landslides and floods with 25,000 at very high risk, according to the Inter Sector Coordination Group(ISCG).

05 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – Medics with the UN Migration Agency (IOM) have now carried out more than 400,000 consultations in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh since late August 2017 when hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees started fleeing into the area to escape violence in Myanmar.

05 Jun 2018 description

Landslides are caused by a combination of natural factors (heavy rainfall, cyclones, flooding), and man-made factors. In Bangladesh, landslides are mostly triggered by heavy rainfall, usually during June. However, the underlying causes of landslide include deforestation, hill cutting, and unregulated development work. Moreover, poverty and landlessness force poor people to live in risky hill-slopes (Natl Plan 2010-2015). All of these factors not only cause landslides but also contribute to the exacerbation of their impact.

05 Jun 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend, while the major rivers of South Eastern Hilly basin are in rising trend.

  • Most of the major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region are in falling trend, except the Khowai river which is in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue falling in next 72 hours.

  • The major rivers of Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region may remain steady in next 24 hours.

04 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As part of monsoon risk mitigation, out of 25,000 Rohingya at very high risk of flood/landslide, 18,885 have been relocated to safer land. Additionally, 7,098 have also been relocated who are at risk and 11,172 people are planned to be relocated by 30 June.

• Final data from the second round of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) Campaign conducted from 6 to 13 May 2013 confirms a total of 879,273 individuals aged one year and above (89 per cent of the target) were vaccinated.

04 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

702,160 refugee arrivals since August 2017

During May:
850,600 refugees received food assistance

  • 143,000 households received in-kind food

  • 45,800 households received food assistance through e-vouchers

Highlights

  • Over a quarter of WFP’s food assistance to refugees is now through e-vouchers, allowing refugees more choice and dietary diversity.

04 Jun 2018 description
report BRAC

RELOCATION UPDATE

The relocation of those identified to be in the riskiest areas for flooding or landslides is the highest priority.

Shelters are being assembled to be used on an emergency basis in the new built extension area. 200 people have been recruited through cash for work programmes to build 500 prefabricated, flatpack shelters in 21 days.

02 Jun 2018 description

Rohingya refugees who survived shocking violence in Myanmar are now threatened by heavy monsoon rains and cyclones in Bangladesh. Here’s the storm-preparedness advice aid workers are giving them.

02 Jun 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

  • Since February 2018, about 6 000 newborns have received BCG vaccine. A total of 3 396 pregnant women have received Td1 and 1 400 Td2 vaccines.

  • 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 OCV campaign.

01 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – As Rohingya refugees and local residents in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, learn how to prepare for monsoon disaster scenarios, the UN Migration Agency has been rolling out vital supplies to help them in their life-saving efforts.

01 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, 1 June 2018 – With rains starting to intermittently flood the Rohingya refugee camps, the World Health Organization and other health sector partners are further strengthening preventive and contingency measures to minimize the health impact of monsoons for the nearly 1.3 million vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar.

31 May 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

Key Features