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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Weekly Situation Report #21, 12 April 2018



  • As of 31 March 2018, a total 6,577 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported.

  • The third round of Diphtheria campaign has been completed.

  • Preparation for the upcoming monsoon season is on-going.


Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 671 500 Rohingya have crossed over from Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, joining approximately 212 500 others who had fled in earlier waves of displacement. There have been 5 168 new arrivals since January 2018. As of 15 March 2018, over 584 000 arrivals are in Kutupalong expansion site, 187 000 in other camps and settlements, and 113 000 arrivals in host communities, impacting the already congested health response. Pre-existing camps and settlements as well as new spontaneous settlements have expanded with the new influx.