Dhaka, 24 October 2017: Further to the Secretary-General’s Bulletin “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”, I would like to ensure protection of refugees from sexual exploitation and abuse by members of the humanitarian community in Bangladesh. The purpose of this statement is to express our collective commitment to zero tolerance of any activities contrary to the spirit and content of the SG’s Bulletin.
This report is produced by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) of Bangladesh in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 18 to 27 September 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 10 October 2017.
• According to the second round of needs analysis conducted by the Needs Assessment Working Group (NAWG), priority concerns of floodaffected communities are food security, livelihood and shelter.
According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) floodwaters have begun to recede from 30 out of the 32 flood-affected districts.
MoDMR is conducting damage assessments (D Form) in all the affected districts and results are expected by 21 September.
An estimated total of 103,855 houses are reported to have been destroyed and 633,792 have been partially damaged; 145 persons are known to have lost their lives due to the floods.
According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) floodwaters have begun to recede from 28 out of the 32 flood-affected districts.
An estimated total of 103,516 houses are reported to have been destroyed and 618,955 have been partially damaged; 145 persons are known to have lost their lives due to the floods.