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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Bi-Weekly Situation Report #6, 29 March 2019

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  • WHO organized the first ever Go.Data (an outbreak investigation app) training in Cox’s Bazar from 18-21 March to strengthen outbreak preparedness capacity among partner agencies and Member States.

  • A high-level Partnership Mission to Bangladesh comprising of delegations from Azerbaijan, ECHO, KS Relief, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey and UAE visited Cox’s Bazar from 22 – 24 Mar 2018 in solidarity of 2019 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya humanitarian crisis, to assess the humanitarian needs and challenges of both the refugees and the host communities.

  • Through the Global Health Cluster project, the Health Sector conducted a workshop with partner organizations from Health, GBV and Child protection sectors to finalize a GBV Quality Assurance Tool and define an implementation process.


There are an estimated 911 149 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, according to the latest ISCG situation report (February 2019). This includes 34 172 refugees from Myanmar who registered before 31st August 2017. 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 5 and 8 2019 are presented below, according to the WHO functions.