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20 Jun 2018 description
report Plan International
Plan International explores how girls within two age brackets (10-14 and 15-19) understand the impact the crisis has upon them, and how they have responded to the challenges they face.
19 Jun 2018 description
By providing text and audio translations for Rohingya, English, Bengali, Chittagonian, and Burmese, the glossary app gives field workers and interpreters a tool to communicate more effectively with refugees in Cox’s Bazar.
19 Jun 2018 description
Since the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 was launched last December, increased needs in some countries and new requirements in others have brought global financial requirements to $25.4 billion.
19 Jun 2018 description
Refugees who have fled their countries accounted for about 37 per cent of this number. This is 2.9 million more than in 2016, also the biggest increase UNHCR has seen in a single year.
19 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam
The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar have caused more than 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said.
18 Jun 2018 description
Urgent efforts are needed to reinforce and upgrade health and other facilities to mitigate the impact of the rainy season and to boost and adapt services for both refugees and host communities.
18 Jun 2018 description
Heavy monsoon rains in Cox’s Bazar again triggered flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps, affecting 9,000 individuals and displacing more than 2,000 people.
14 Jun 2018 description
As Bangladesh’s annual wet season has arrived, the UN migration agency is working against the clock to secure infrastructure and strengthen preparedness measures in the refugee camps.
14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Torrential rain and strong winds are threatening the health and safety of thousands of children as the first major storm of the monsoon season arrived in south-eastern Bangladesh.
12 Jun 2018 description
Aid agencies now report that over 21,500 people have been affected since 11 May when the monsoon season started. This number is expected to increase as the rains continue.
12 Jun 2018 description
WHO is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that malaria cases among Rohingyas are detected early. WHO leads the health response in Cox’s Bazar.
11 Jun 2018 description
Within 24 hours of the rains starting, humanitarian agencies reported some 59 incidents, including landslides, water logging, extreme wind and lightning strikes.
09 Jun 2018 description
A first in-depth assessment focuses on EiE during the current influx of Rohingya refugees. It aims to enable better decision making from an initial baseline of key indicators including; attendance, enrolment and key barriers.
07 Jun 2018 description
African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's list for a third year in a row. The list is based on three criteria: lack of funding, dearth of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.
06 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service
The Memorandum of Understanding will give UNHCR and UNDP access to Rakhine state, including to refugees’ places of origin and potential new settlement areas that the UN has so far been unable to access.
05 Jun 2018 description
Without urgent financial backing, consultations conducted in IOM clinics, supporting refugees and local communities, will soon be halted. The impending monsoon season will most likely create an even bigger demand for health services.
01 Jun 2018 description
22 diarrhea treatment centers (DTC) with a total bed capacity of 597, and hundreds of oral rehydration points (ORPs), have been set up across the various camps.
30 May 2018 description
The measures will benefit 41,500 children and adolescents living in Rohingya camps as well as local Bangladeshi people who live alongside them.
24 May 2018 description
Several hundred Rohingya volunteers in settlements across Bangladesh have received training on mental health issues, including basic psychological first aid.
23 May 2018 description
Refugees International warns that a humanitarian catastrophe is imminently threatening nearly one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as they face the onset of the monsoon and cyclone season.