UNICEF’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children appeal, which seeks to meet the immediate life-saving and longer-term development needs of Rohingya refugees and affected host communities in 2018, is 60 per cent funded.
With people standing on buckets in their plastic sheet shelters to stay out of the water, and no solution to the crisis in sight, there are concerns that the world’s attention will move on, leading to a drop in the vital resources needed.
Medical consultations at a mobile clinic in Kutupalong-Balukhai Refugee Camp in November 2017
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.