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17 May 2018 description
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Strengthening government health services is a key part of the Joint Response Plan through support with equipment, training and institutional support. Cox’s Bazar District Hospital, and Teknaf and Ukhia upazila Health complexes will be supported including provision of laboratory capacity.

17 May 2018 description
  • 700 MT of firewood equivalent to 4 football fields are collected every day

  • Estimated complete loss of forest by end of 2019

  • 86% of drinking water wells contaminated with ecoli from unmanaged fecal matter

  • Irrigation wells no longer able due to watershed destruction and diminished water table

  • Agricultural land near camps suffering from siltation and contamination from fecal matter

  • Mass cooking fires and garbage burning lead to daily spikes in air pollution oArea of 1,500 ha of wildlife habitat removed

17 May 2018 description

Capacity-Building and Institutional Development

• Technical and human resources support have been provided to Ukhia and Teknaf UNOs to strengthen their capacities to reduce work load, along with training and equipment provided to CPP volunteers in Teknaf

17 May 2018 description
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Water:

  • Comprehensive Water Resource Mapping and management (for entire Ukhia & Teknaf).

  • Small to medium sized pipe water supply system with chlorination as well as different types of Spring Water Catchment, Gravity Flow System based on the availability of water sources.

  • Strengthening of Water Quality surveillance and monitoring through establishment & operationalization of water quality testing laboratory

Sanitation:

17 May 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra- Jamuna, Ganges-Padma and rivers of South-Eastern hilly region are in rising trend.

  • The rivers of Upper Meghna region including the Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend.

  • There is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in North-Eastern and South Eastern parts of the country along with the adjacent Indian parts in next 24 hours and North-Eastern part of the country along with adjacent Indian parts in next 48 hours.

16 May 2018 description

850,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing rains under makeshift shelters. The monsoon is posing a major humanitarian challenge at Kutupalong camp where the health situation is liable to deteriorate and affect the well-being of children who are already vulnerable. To tackle this crisis, Terre des hommes is preparing for the severe weather and cyclones, which are renowned for being devastating in this region.

16 May 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra- Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trend.

  • The Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling state.

  • The major rivers of Sylhet, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts may rapidly rise in next 48 hours and there is chance of short duration flood at some places of these districts.

16 May 2018 description
report BRAC

HIGHLIGHTS

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare activated a week-long second round of oral cholera vaccinations from 6-13 May, aiming to prevent any outbreaks during monsoon season. The campaign is part of the ongoing efforts of the government and the health sector partners to protect nearly a million people, including at least 135,000 members of the host community.

16 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 15 mai 2018 – « Tout au long des quatre premiers mois de l’année, de la République centrafricaine au Soudan du Sud, de la Syrie à l’Afghanistan, dans les régions touchées par des conflits, les enfants ont continué d’être la cible d’attaques incessantes.

Étrangères aux remords, et encore plus à l’obligation de rendre compte, les parties aux conflits continuent de bafouer ouvertement l’une des règles les plus élémentaires de la guerre : la protection des enfants.

15 May 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – Almost 12,000 Rohingya refugees have now been moved to safer ground by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, as storms continue to lash southern Bangladesh, damaging tarpaulin shelters and raising the risk of landslides on the steep sandy slopes of the refugee settlements. IOM is racing to support the ongoing relocation of 24,000 people recognized as being highest risk.

15 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 15 May 2018 – “From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year.

"With little remorse and even less accountability, parties to conflict continue to blatantly disregard one of the most basic rules in war: the protection of children.

14 May 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Millions at risk from heavy rains and winds

DHAKA, Bangladesh—In response to the start of Bangladesh’s monsoon season and the first heavy rains, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping Rohingya people from Myanmar and Bangladeshis in host communities in Cox’s Bazar access clean water and reinforce their shelters against mudslides and flooding.

13 May 2018 description

On 13 April, UNHCR and Bangladesh signed a MoU, which provides the framework for voluntary, safe, and dignified returns of refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive. UNHCR does not believe that current conditions in Rakhine State are currently conducive to returns.

More than 2000 families have been relocated for their safety due to risk of landslide or flooding, and relocations of new arrivals from the UNHCR Transit Centre moving to the main Kutupalong settlement.

11 May 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • From 8 November 2017, a total 6 860 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported. Cases continue to be reported amongst children aged 5-14 years.

  • About 985 000 people are being targeted in the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign that commenced on 6 May 2018 including 135 000 from the host community. Over 464 000 people have been vaccinated by day four.