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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Weekly Situation Report #45, 4 October 2018

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Suspected malaria cases continue showing an increasing trend. It is possible that the increase in cases represents variety of syndromes with different etiologies.

  • Since February 2018, a total of 21 085 children have received BCG vaccination.

  • The 6th round of water quality surveillance in camps commenced on 26 September 2018.

  • WHO is in the process of commissioning an external review for health services’ delivery in the Rohingya refugee camps.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • There are an estimated 921,000 Rohingya refugees (215,796 families) in Cox’s Bazar, according to the latest Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) round 12 exercise. The Rohingya refugees continue to arrive in Bangladesh, though the overall influx has slowed since the onset of the crisis in late August 2017. From 1 January-15 September 2018, UNHCR has recorded 13,764 new arrivals to Bangladesh.

  • WHO and partners continue to work together to mitigate the impact of this population on the Bangladeshi communities. Provision of support to Sadah Hospital in Cox’s Bazar in the form of waste management, renovation of the wards and provision of staff amongst others is ongoing. Further coordination meetings at Ukhiya and Teknaf Complex hospitals were initiated.