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22 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision
More than half of all child refugees – at least 170,000 – in Bangladesh are at risk of psychological and social distress. For at least 50,000, the stress can be toxic and can result in life-long damage.
22 Jan 2018 description
The volcano spewed a 10km-high ash column on 22 January, with authorities warning of an imminent hazardous eruption, possibly within days. There was moderate to heavy ash fall.
18 Jan 2018 description
UNHCR and its partners are working with community leaders to advise families on positioning their homes, as well as helping with construction of more robust structures.
16 Jan 2018 description
Amid serious 2017 global setbacks, the UN chief urges action on climate, migration, regional conflicts, and women’s empowerment and calls for unity and courage to meet today’s most urgent needs.
16 Jan 2018 description
Major challenges remain to any return process: ensuring refugees are told about the situation and consulted on their wishes and that their safety is ensured throughout the process.
16 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The health and safety of the children is likely to be put at even greater risk ahead of upcoming cyclone and monsoon seasons, UNICEF warned.
14 Jan 2018 description
The vaccination of children in the Rohingya camps and nearby areas demonstrates the health sector’s commitment to protecting people, particularly children, against deadly diseases.
12 Jan 2018 description
Rajshahi, Pabna, Dinajpur and Kushtia are the most affected districts. The cold wave is predicted to continue until 14 January, with one or two more expected later this month.
05 Jan 2018 description
A study shows that although more than 90% of refugees in Cox’s Bazar have received emergency food assistance, a major concern is limited access to a diversified and balanced diet.
04 Jan 2018 description
Global EWEA report highlights potential new emergencies caused by imminent disaster threats and the risk of a steep deterioration in countries in crisis or response stage of an emergency.
02 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
From the Rohingya to South Sudan, hurricanes to famine, 2017 was full of disasters and crises. But 2018 is shaping up to be even worse. Here’s why.
27 Dec 2017 description
The emergence and the spread of diphtheria show how vulnerable Rohingya refugees are. Further disease outbreaks are likely if the refugees’ living conditions don’t improve.
26 Dec 2017 description
In Bangladesh, as of 18 December, health partners reported 1,841 suspected cases of diphtheria among the Rohingya refugees, with 22 deaths recorded.
20 Dec 2017 description
report IRIN
Authorities in Bangladesh are scrambling to prepare for the looming monsoon season, and the short dry season now underway offers precious little time to prepare.
19 Dec 2017 description
WHO has released $1.5 million to help scale up operations over the next six months, in a bid to respond to an outbreak that has seen more than 1,500 probable cases, including 21 deaths.
18 Dec 2017 description
IOM is boosting its response to the outbreak with risk communication, contact tracing, case management, vaccination, coordination and health system support.
15 Dec 2017 description
The UN Refugee Agency will on Sunday start distributing the first of almost 200,000 items of clothing to help recently-arrived Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh prepare for cooler weather.
13 Dec 2017 description
Of the total deaths in August-September, at least 71.7% were due to violence, including among children under five. This represents at least 6,700 people, including 730 children.
12 Dec 2017 description
Accelerated immunization, launched today by the Government of Bangladesh together with health partners, will cover nearly 255,000 children in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts in Cox’s Bazar.
10 Dec 2017 description
More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been diagnosed as the highly infectious respiratory disease and they could be "the tip of the iceberg", warns WHO.