ISCG Monsoon Emergency Response Update - Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (4 - 10 July 2018)
Following heavy rainfall (184 mm) on 3 and 4 July, the reporting period brought light to moderate rains across the 8 weather stations in Cox’s Bazar. The 30-year average for total rainfall in July stands at 931mm. As of 10 July, the District has seen 222mm of rain. The forecast for the coming week includes a maximum of about 30 mm of rain per day and wind speeds of below 35 km/h. Upcoming high tides, peaking at above 4 m, may cause severe flooding when combined with rainfall, especially in low-lying areas. A low pressure area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal around 13th July, though it is very unlikely to develop into a cyclone. Humanitarian actors have continued to repair, rehabilitate and construct infrastructure to ensure provision of services in the event of heavy downpours. Partners stand ready to provide emergency response as needed. Lesson learnt from the heavy rains in June have been reviewed and revised to ensure improvements in emergency response capacity and mechanisms. The Profile of hazards and risks in each camp is being developed to identify vulnerable areas, assess relevant risks and prioritize interventions where most needed.The Madhu Chara Logistics Hub has been completed including overnight facilities and office space for humanitarian workers.