Emergency preparedness for the cyclone and monsoon season remains the priority, with a narrowing window for risk mitigation measures. In the reporting period, 4,134 people at risk of landslides or floods have been relocated to safer areas (bringing the total relocated to date, both for infrastructure development and to mitigate risk, to over 16,000). 3,667 additional safer plots are ready as of 7th May 2018, with relocations ongoing. 500+ additional acres of land, allocated by the Government of Bangladesh in March, are being prepared for yet more relocations of people at risk of landslide or flood. Still, the lack of sufficient safe space for at-risk refugees, and the lack of cyclone safe shelter, limits the possibilities for risk mitigation.
Shelter upgrades continue in the camps and settlements, with 141,233 households (78%) supported to date to strengthen their existing shelters—though not to the level of being cyclone-safe. Community facilities inside the camps and settlements that are in relativelg safe locations are also being strengthened.
The Government of Bangladesh has completed 13.5 km of the Army Road in Kutupalong, and extended an electricity cable 9 km inside of the camp. The RRRC deployed additional Camp-in-Charge officials (CiC) to manage camps, bringing the total CiCs to 26.
Dredging of main waterways is ongoing to manage monsoon waterflow both in and out of the camps and settlements, with 10km out of 30 km target completed. 10 kilometres of canal, running south-west of the Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site to the Naf River, is being dredged to help mitigate impact outside the refugee camp. Larger scale works will be required post-monsoon.
An oral vaccination campaign for Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), for both refugees and host communities, began on 6th May and will last until 13th May.
For host communities, a total of 3,697 girls and boys have received pre-primary and primary education.
In the reporting period, 1,090 new cases of severe acute malnutrition were identified in children under 5, who were admitted to in- and outpatient programs for therapeutic treatment (bringing the total number of cases to 7,609).