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Bangladesh Refugee Emergency: Monsoon Emergency Flash Update #5 (17-23 August 2018)

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Situation Overview

 Despite decrease in rainfall during the reporting period, four incidents of landslide/soil erosion were reported by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group across all refugee settlements1 resulting in damage to four shelters and affecting seven households 41 individuals.

 UNHCR and partners continued to relocate refugees living in areas at high-risk of landslides. Relocations are also aimed at mitigating risks by decongesting overcrowded settlements.

UNHCR and Partners’ Response

The Site Management Engineering Project (SMEP) teams continue to repair and pave roads, clear drainages, and implement slope stabilisation works in several refugee sites. On 17 August, work also commenced on a new road connecting the Army Road and Camp 4 Extension, a safer site west of Kutupalong where many refugees are being relocated.

During the reporting period, around 19 refugee families (77 individuals) from high-risk landslide areas in two refugee sites were relocated to safer grounds between. As of 20 August, UNHCR, IOM and partners have relocated a total of 24,786 individuals from at-risk landslide areas in all settlements to various new.