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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Bi-Weekly Situation Report #2, 31 January 2019

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  • The number of varicella cases reported in week 4 has increased to 5 376, which is more than double from week 3. WHO and the health sector are working in collaboration with community health working group; education sector and risk communication group for multi-prong response

  • Partners were provided with important guidance on key issues such as temperature control storage, disposal of drugs and content of Emergency health kits were shared with partners through a health logistics meeting

  • WHO was involved in developing a microplan for water quality surveillance in refugee camps for 2019.

  • The health sector is actively coordinating a systematic ratinalisation process to reduce duplication of health facilities in the refugee camps SITUATION OVERVIEW There are an estimated 909 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, according to the latest ISCG situation report (9 January 2019). This includes 33 956 previously registered refugees from Myanmar in Kutupalong refugee camp and Nayapara refugee camp. Rohingya refugees continue to arrive in Bangladesh, though the overall influx has slowed substantially since the onset of the crisis in late August 2017. Lately, new refugees have arrived from India. All refugees, including new arrivals, face compounding vulnerabilities including health. WHO has been responding to this crisis since September 2017 to date. Summary of response actions from epidemiological weeks 3 and 4 2019 are presented below; according to the WHO teams.