ISCG Situation Report: Cox’s Bazar Influx - 8 October 2017

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 28 September until 4 October, 2017. The next report will be issued on 15 October

Highlights

  • 519,000 new arrivals are reported as of 7 October, including 467,800 identified through IOM Needs and Population Monitoring assessments in four upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district; 35,000 new arrivals that have settled in refugee camps, reported by UNHCR; and 16,200 reported by partners in Naikhongchhari (Bandarban district).

  • Partners reported that more than 2,000 individuals have been moved from Naikhongchhari (Bandarban district) to Kutupalong expansion site by local authorities.

  • Reportedly there has been a cross border movement of several thousand Rohingyas in the past two days. Partners are working on verifying the information.

  • The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), supported by UNHCR, has started a family counting exercise. Separately Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has overseen the registration of 59,907 Rohingya refugees in the reporting period. The registration centre is being relocated to the Kutupalong Extension Site. The mapping of community leadership structures in the Kutupalong extensions site continues.

  • Storage of supplies remains a critical issue for all sectors. The Logistics Sector is setting up a Logistics Hub to enhance logistical storage capacity and support the delivery of humanitarian aid to affected populations. So far, six Mobile Storage Units (MSUs) have been erected in the space allocated by the Government. The Hub is partially operational starting from Thursday, 5 October 2017. The Logistics Sector is looking at options for additional locations for establishing storage capacity and discussions with partners on the ground are ongoing to make available common storage space available for the wider humanitarian community.

  • An Emergency Telecommunications coordinator has arrived in Cox’s Bazar to lead the Emergency Telecommunications Sector, with the first meeting taking place 05 October.

519,000
Cumulative arrivals since 25 Aug

200,000
Arrivals in Kutupalong-Baukhali Expansion Site

156,000
Arrivals in new spontaneous sites

92,000
Arrivals in host communities

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