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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.
21 May 2018 description
Very heavy rain fell in Sri Lanka causing flash floods. The worst affected provinces include Southern and Western. Five people are reported dead and nearly 2,200 families were affected.
15 May 2018 description
Almost 12,000 Rohingya refugees have now been moved to safer ground by IOM, as storms continue to lash southern Bangladesh. In all 24,000 are deemed at highest risk.
15 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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.
08 May 2018 description
The 12-acre plot is ready to receive shelters, water, hygiene and education facilities. It will provide new homes for nearly 500 families living in high-risk parts of the refugee site.
04 May 2018 description
The scale of the refugee crisis has placed significant pressure on host communities as people are competing for already scarce natural resources, food, fuel and work.