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IOM Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response - Monthly Situation Report (February 2019)



United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis on 15 February. The appeal seeks to raise USD 920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities. The 2019 JRP is the second appeal and builds on humanitarian achievements made thus far in order to further stabilize the situation of Rohingya refugees. IOM is appealing to the international community for USD 136.2 million for 2019 to assist an estimated 1.2 M individuals. In 2019, 10M will adopt an integrated approach to support life-saving and sustaining assistance as well as early recovery activities. The overarching priorities of IOM include the respect and upholding of protection needs of the Rohingya, but also the improvement of quality and access to services. 10M will also continue to provide support to the most vulnerable host community members and mitigate the impact of the refugee influx on the environment in order to strengthen social cohesion. Aside from the activities conducted in the different sectors, 10M remains actively engaged in addressing human trafficking as well as cross-cutting concerns such as Protection, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).


  • The final design of mid-term shelter has been submitted to the Shelter Sector and the Office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) for approval.

  • Increased trends of Chickenpox are still being observed in the Rohingya camps of Cox's Bazar. In February, IOM facilities treated 4,325 Chickenpox cases.

  • 10M protection staff attended a training focused on improving understanding on the communication with people living with disabilities to foster their inclusion into programming.

  • As part of the Risk Reduction Action Plan (RRAP) of communities, IOM and the Union Disaster Management Committees (UDMC) members identified Disaster Risk Mitigation schemes in four Unions.