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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Weekly Situation Report # 5, 29 November 2017



  • As of 27 November 2017, the cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites was 624 0001. This number includes over 342 000 arrivals in Kutupalong Balukhali expansion site, 236 000 in other camps and settlements, and 46 000 arrivals in host communities.

  • As of 28 November, 292 753 adolescents and children received measles vaccination.


  • Most site allocations are complete and partners have been informed where their facilities will be located. WHO coordinated the allocation of land for health facilities with the agencies in charge of site management.

  • The latest EWARS data show that fever of unexplained origin is the most commonly reported disease (30%), followed by acute respiratory infection (26%) and acute watery diarrhoea (22%). In view of the low immunization coverage among the Rohingya population, strengthening routine vaccination is a priority.

  • The latest EWARS data also show concerns regarding the rising numbers of reported acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) among health partners.