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Bangladesh: Humanitarian Situation Report No. 51 (Rohingya Influx), 17 June 2019

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Situation Report
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Highlights

  • The monsoon season has started in Cox’s Bazar. In May, 164 weather-related incidents were reported affecting 14,463 individuals in camps including landslides, wind, rain, fire and lightning. Based on reports of weather-related incidents specifically injuring six children from the Child Protection Camp Focal Points, UNICEF and the Site Management Sector have developed a set of tools to improve children’s safety in consultation with the Child Protection Sub-Sector.

  • Water quality surveillance conducted in camps in April showed around 30 per cent of samples from water points were contaminated before wells were sterilized and this rises to around 70 per cent at household level. UNICEF and partners continue to distribute water treatment tablets with training. A new approach to hygiene promotion is being introduced to address the high level of contamination of the water due to poor hygiene.

  • Of 421 parents surveyed, 99 per cent responded their children’s learning has changed over last three months: of these, 62 per cent responded that their learning had improved a lot and 35 per cent responded that it had improved a little. The remainder saw no change. No parents responded that their children’s learning had worsened.

Situation in Numbers

683,000
Children in need of humanitarian assistance
(UNICEF HAC 2019)

1.2 million
People in need - including both refugees and host community
(UNICEF HAC 2019)

501,247
Rohingya children in need of assistance
(estimation based on ISCG SitRep for April 2019)

911,359
Total Rohingya population in need of assistance
(Based on ISCG SitRep for April 2019)

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

Cyclone Fani made landfall in Bangladesh on 4 May and then dissipated as is crossed through the mid-west of the country without causing major damage, though homes, water points, schools and crops were damaged in districts other than Cox’s Bazar.

The monsoon season has started in Cox’s Bazar. In May, 164 weather-related incidents were reported affecting 14,463 individuals from 3,131 households including landslides, wind, rain, fire and lightning. Based on reports of weather-related incidents specifically injuring six children from the Child Protection Camp Focal Points, UNICEF and the Site Management Sector have developed a set of tools to improve children’s safety in consultation with the Child Protection Sub-Sector. The tools include a site management spot check, safety walk for children and safety mapping tool. Rains to date have also resulted in minor damage to dozens of UNICEF service points in camps and other areas of the district, including dozens of learning centres, water points and latrines. UNICEF partners regularly work to repair damage as it is reported.