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IOM Bangladesh: Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Response - External Update (27 July - 2 August 2018)

Situation Report
Originally published


706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar*

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

 The last radio distribution training for IOM staff and volunteers took place this week. Overall, 75 people were trained in the past two weeks for the upcoming distribution of 60,000 hand cranked and solar powered radios.

 Over 500 people took part in the celebration of the World Day against Human Trafficking. In coordination with the Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, IOM marked the day with several invitees from the Government of Bangladesh, military and law enforcement agencies.

 IOM & the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) inception meeting on Monitoring Environmental Changes in Cox’s Bazar following the Rohingya Influx (MECCRI) was held this week.

 A total of 4,958 Cash for Work (CfW) labors have been engaged for Site Development, maintenance, repair and improvement works in the camps.
Due to budget constraints, the number of CfW laborers that can be engaged has been capped and Site Development activities are facing delay in completion.

Funding Gaps

IOM is currently only 24% funded against the $182.1 million USD IOM Appeal. This is highly impacting services provided to the Rohingya population. Without additional support over the monsoon season, the lives of the most vulnerable Rohingya refugees remain at considerable risk