Humanitarian access restrictions impede the delivery of health care services to vulnerable populations in Rakhine.
Monsoon rains and flooding affect thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar and Rakhine.
ISCG reports additional funding is needed to address needs in Cox’s Bazar.
Government of Burma-imposed restrictions continue to impede the ability of humanitarian actors to assess and respond to the needs of vulnerable populations in Burma’s northern Rakhine State, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports. While MSF continues to operate in central Rakhine and other areas of Burma, the non-governmental organization (NGO) has lacked access to northern Rakhine since mid-August 2017, when the Government of Burma revoked MSF’s authorization to conduct medical activities in the area.
The Government of Bangladesh and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are conducting a population verification exercise to develop a database for collecting demographic information on Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District. The Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian organizations plan to utilize the data to improve response plans and avoid service duplication in Cox’s Bazar.