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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Weekly Situation Report #49, 30 October 2018

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Acute respiratory infection (ARI), Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), Unexplained fever (UF) and suspected malaria were the diseases with highest proportional morbidity in last week.

• The process of developing 2019 health sector plan for Rohingya Joint Response Plan was completed.

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.
RESPONSE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SUMMARY • As of week 43, 174 health facilities, including 5 new facilities, have been registered as active Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) reporting sites.

• Of these sites, 124 submitted their weekly reports (71 %) by Tuesday 23 October 2018 resulting in a cumulative completeness of 78% for 2018.

• The number of reporting facilities remarkably increased in last couple of weeks. Coverage of EWARS reporting in now 79% (174/219).