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Rohingya Refugee Crisis - WHO Bangladesh Weekly Situation Report #51, 15 November 2018

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• There has been an increase in AWD alerts from the health facilities as well as from Diarrhoea Treatment Centres (DTCs). WHO has conducted field investigations for all the alerts.

• Suspected malaria, acute respiratory infection and other diarrhoea are the diseases with highest proportional morbidity in week 45.

• The next round of Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign is set to commence on 17 November running up to 13 December 2018. More than 328 500 people are being targeted including 103 600 people from the host community.

• A Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) workshop was held on 4-5 November 2018 in Cox’s Bazar with 45 people participating.

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.