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UNHCR Bangladesh Operational Update, 5 - 20 April 2018

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On 13 April, UNHCR and Bangladesh signed a MoU, which provides the framework for voluntary, safe, and dignified returns of refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive. UNHCR does not believe that current conditions in Rakhine State are currently conducive to returns.

More than 2000 families have been relocated for their safety due to risk of landslide or flooding, and relocations of new arrivals from the UNHCR Transit Centre moving to the main Kutupalong settlement.

Nearly 70,000 families have received upgraded shelter kits, including bamboo poles, rope, sheltergrade tarpaulin and tools. UNHCR and other shelter partners are accelerating distributions ahead of the rainy season to reach tens of thousands more families.

POPULATION FIGURES

  • 876,049 Total number of refugees in Bangladesh (figure pending verification)

  • 671,000* Estimated new arrivals in Bangladesh since 25 August 2017

STAFFING & PARTNERS

  • 226 staff currently working on the emergency compared to 49 prior to the crisis. 155 are national staff. 23 partners compared to 7 prior to the crisis.

FUNDING

  • USD 238.8 million Requested for UNHCR’s emergency response in 2018.