246,600 individuals (est.) / 57,424 HH at risk of landslide or flooding 41,751 ind. / 9,660 HH at highest risk of landslide prioritized for relocation**
incl. 24,126 ind. / 5,636 HH at highest risk of landslide in Kutupalong-Balukhali
26,177 ind. / 5,840 HH relocated to date, of those at risk of landslide prioritized for relocation (63% of prioritized caseload completed). incl. 1,112 HH to camp 4 extension and 1,180 HH to camp 20 extension
• Acute respiratory infection and acute watery diarrhoea are showing increasing trends.
• Suspected malaria cases continue to be reported in relatively high number. It is possible that these cases represent variety of syndromes with different etiologies.
• A refresher training was conducted to improve the capacity of health workers for preparedness and response to diarrhoeal disease outbreaks in Cox’s Bazar.
• On the 27th of September the Health Minister inaugurated the extension of Cox’s Bazar District Hospital Special Care New-born Unit (SCANU) supported by UNICEF. The unit expanded from 24 to 65 beds. In 2018, a total of 2,258 sick new-born were treated in the three UNICEF-supported facilities in host communities.
By Sharif Khan & Sajid Hasan, IFRC
After losing her husband more than 40 years ago and her sons in recent years, 81-year-old Amir Jan Bibi has been living a difficult life with her daughter. As the only surviving child, her daughter, who used to work as a cleaner in the Upazila Health Complex in Naria, lost her job when the entire complex collapsed into the Padma River due to erosion.
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
- The Child Protection unit participated in the Training of Trainers for Caring for Child Survivors. Additionally, the CP team did a Field Visit with Christian Blind Mission (CBM) to Child Friendly Spaces and Women Friendly Spaces to kickstart a project that will provide assistance to persons with disabilities.
Today is International Day of the Girl Child. There is much to celebrate - right around the world, more and more girls have more rights, more opportunities and a brighter future than ever before.
But for Rohingya girls, both in the refugee camps in Bangladesh and across the border in Myanmar, the future is anything but bright.
Stateless. Unwanted by their own country. Living in a foreign land where they don’t understand the language. Limited by a lack of education. Confined by the boundaries of the camps, and often the boundaries of their own homes.
THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ']'ITLI' OVER WEST-CENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING AREA MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS, INTE,NSIFIED.INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM WITH A CORE OF HURRICANE, WIND (ECP: 982 HPA) OVER WEST-CENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING NORTHWEST BAY (LAT. 17.5oN, LONG. 85.4'E) AND wAS CENTRED Al' 06 PM TODAY (t0 OCTOBER, 2018) ABOU-| 880 KM SOI_JTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 850 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX'S BAZAR POR'|, 720 KM SOUTHWE,ST OF MONGLA PORT AND 740 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT.
Message from the WFP Representative
2017 marked another year of progress for Bangladesh. The country met the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation requirements for the first time, meaning that LDC graduation could be formalized as soon as 2021. Bangladesh moved up in the Human Development Index rankings (to 142). GDP growth for 2017 was an impressive 7.3 percent. The Government of Bangladesh has shown strong commitment to development and has the results to show for it, as a member of lower middle-income countries since 2016, according to the World Bank.