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18 Dec 2018 description

Since 25 August 2017, more than 700 000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, which increased the total number of refugees to 908 000. The rapid population increase placed a heavy strain on local natural resources, service provision and infrastructure. In particular, forest and water resources were severely depleted, and agricultural land has been lost to continuously spreading camps.

18 Dec 2018 description

Land Relocation Sites Assessments

Rohingyas are in more danger during the monsoon season due to landslides and flash floods. Significant mitigation works have been done and 980 households at Unchiprang camp were relocated from high risk areas to new safe relocation areas. The relocation was done with the assistance of the DC Md. Kamal Hossain, UNO Md. Rabiul Hasan with the assistance of the Assistant Commissioner (Land) Mr. Pronoy Chakma.

18 Dec 2018 description

Dhaka – IOM has established three large-scale vegetable farms equipped with hydroponic farming technologies to support the sustainable economic reintegration of a group of Bangladeshi migrants who returned home after the 2015 Andaman Sea crisis.

18 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF worked closely with its sector partners to run a ‘Back to Learning’ campaign through which all children in camps were encouraged to undertake a learning competency assessment, ensuring they are placed in the correct level in their learning centres.

18 Dec 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• The fourth round of oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign was completed with 108% coverage. A total of 356 202 people received vaccination.

• A total of three new diphtheria case-patients (three suspected) were reported this week. Total case-patients reported in EWARS is now 8 327.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

'Tales by Light' Season 3 will stream on Netflix from 21 December

DHAKA/NEW YORK, 18 December 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom stars in an emotional episode of Tales by Light to highlight the plight of children living and working in slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

To kick off the series' third season – which will stream globally on Netflix from 21 December – Bloom travelled with photographer Simon Lister to Bangladesh to meet some of the country's most vulnerable children.

17 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence was a momentous joint effort, led by GiHA Working Group with the GBV sub-Sector and the GoB, to raise awareness and galvanize action to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The campaign included more than 105 events including meetings between Rohingya women and government officials, discussions with men and boys, gender inclusive games, arts and interactive drama, a youth talent fair, as well as sports and skills sharing.

17 Dec 2018 description

Over 32,535 persons have been verified through the RRRC-UNHCR Family Counting Exercise, as of 12 December. The Site Management Site Development Sector is engaging with all actors from GoB and the humanitarian community as well as donors to define a holistic and joint macroplanning strategy for the months to come. The third SMART Nutrition Survey in December 2018 confirmed that the malnutrition situation has further consolidated, but continues to require maintained efforts throughout 2019.

Key figures

15 Dec 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Paddy production in 2018 forecast at record level

  • Wheat import requirements in 2018/19 forecast at above average level

  • Prices of rice declining, price of wheat stable

  • Persistent severe food insecurity affecting Cox’s Bazar District

Paddy production in 2018 forecast at record level