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10 Aug 2018 description
Since 11 May, an estimated 49,000 refugees have been affected by adverse weather; more than 25,000 by strong winds and storms, another 15,000 by landslides and 5,400 by flooding.
01 Aug 2018 description
A new FAO report sounds the alarm on some of the world's most severely underfunded crises, which require an urgent humanitarian response and emergency agricultural assistance
27 Jul 2018 description
IOM staff have been working round the clock as monsoon downpours caused flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are living in bamboo and tarpaulin shelters.
24 Jul 2018 description
IOM and partners are working to move thousands of families whose shelters are most at risk from soil erosion and landslides during the monsoon. Hillsides have become increasingly unstable.
23 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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.
12 Jul 2018 description
Winds and first heavy rains pound fragile landscape sheltering some 700,000 refugees, triggering landslides that killed one and injured others amid ongoing emergency response.
26 Jun 2018 description
IOM engineers predict it will cost at least US$1 million to clear blocked channels and maintain them to prevent dangerous flooding in future.
25 Jun 2018 description
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.
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.
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.
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.