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Relief actors, including USG partners, continue to respond to the humanitarian needs of displaced individuals and host community members in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District, including those affected by the region’s ongoing May-to-October cyclone and monsoon seasons. Between mid-May and late July, more than 415 weather-related incidents— including strong winds, landslides, flooding, and fire—impacted approximately 35,800 people in the district and resulted in the death of at least one refugee, the UN reports.
In mid-June, heavy monsoon rainfall generated flooding and landslides throughout Burma, resulting in at least 19 deaths—including six deaths in Rakhine State—and displacing more than 10,000 households, according to local media. USAID/OFDA continues to support humanitarian partners to conduct disaster risk reduction (DRR) and capacity-building activities in coastal, low-lying Rakhine, which is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.