• An overcrowded boat carrying an estimated 100 people – mainly Rohingya women and children - sunk in the Bay of Bengal on 11 February, leaving at 18 people dead according to Bangladeshi government sources. The UN and NGO partners worked closely with local authorities, to coordinate the support being provided to survivors including water, food, provision of warm clothes and blankets as well as health care.
• As of the end of February no cases of COVID-19 had been identified in Bangladesh. ISCG and the Health Sector are facilitating intersector preparedness planning in close collaboration with the government. The Health Sector and WHO conducted sensitization with latest information on COVID-19 to key Government, UN and humanitarian stakeholders