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20 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 20 February 2018: Calling for continued efforts to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar, Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities, the World Health Organization today said six months after the start of the refugee crisis, the vulnerable populations remain at risk of several diseases and in need of critical services for survival.

20 Feb 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin Township, Thaton District, during the period between February and April 2016, including drugs, healthcare, development, military activity, and villagers concerns .

  • Drug use has increased in Billin Township, particularly among young people. Local authorities have not taken any action against drug trafficking, and villagers are concerned that drugs will continue to impact children and youth in the area.

20 Feb 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin Township, Thaton District during the period between November and January 2017, including military activity, development, healthcare, livelihoods, Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) situation and logging.

  • The Tatmadaw Light Infantry Division #44 and the Border Guard Force gathered and worked together to patrol around various villages in Bilin Township, Thaton District, starting from April 23rd to December 31st 2016.

20 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the past seven days, 230 suspected diphtheria cases were reported - compared with 298 cases in the previous week – indicating a clear declining trend. UNICEF and partners vaccinated 391,678 children during the second round of the diphtheria vaccination campaign during 27 Jan to 10 Feb.

  • As of 13 February 2018, 287,200 people have access to safe water and 389,050 people have access to sanitation facilities

    UNICEF is providing non-formal education to 81,937 children and psychosocial support to 140,037 children.

19 Feb 2018 description

Kate Nolan, MSF emergency coordinator in Bangladesh

Since 25 August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. They join tens of thousands of others who were fled there after previous periods of tension and violence in neighbouring Rakhine state, Myanmar. The thing I find most striking about this situation is its magnitude – the sheer number of people who have crossed the border in a short space of time, barely six months. In fact, people continue to arrive today.

19 Feb 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Htantabin Township, Toungoo District during the period between August and October 2017, including healthcare, education, villagers’ livelihoods, gambling, Tatmadaw activities and location.

17 Feb 2018 description
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February 17th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical team to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to conduct the 12th edition of its annual cardiac catheterization programme for poor children with congenital heart problems.

This is the first of 23 medical missions planned by QRCS for 2018, including cardiac catheterization for children, open-heart surgery, eye camps, etc. These missions would cover 13 countries in Asia and Africa.

16 Feb 2018 description
report Theirworld

Elaine Hunter - Early childhood development writer

Child-friendly facilities make vulnerable youngsters feel secure - and help them to develop through play and learning.

They have fled conflict and witnessed brutal atrocities. But the battle to save Rohingya children has just begun.

16 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – When 10-year-old Ansarullah was asked to draw his dream and greatest wish, he drew a house.

So did almost every other of the 25 Rohingya refugee children who took part in a recent drawing activity session run by IOM’s psychosocial support team in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Children account for around 60 per cent of the 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh in the past six months.

16 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • This week, IOM distributed 4,000 Upgrade Shelter Kits (USKs) — including materials and tools — to carry out shelter upgrades and household level site improvements such as soil stabilization, slope protection, and drainage improvements in Zones JJ, LL, SS and XX (Camps 8W, 9, 10, and 18).

16 Feb 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyainseikgyi and Kyonedoe townships, Dooplaya District during the period between November 2017 to January 2018, including development projects, education, healthcare and Tatmadaw activity.

  • The process of road and bridge construction by Burma/Myanmar government was ongoing from November 2017 to January 2018.

  • Both Karen National Union (KNU) and Burma/Myanmar government take responsibility in building healthcare facilities and offered vaccines to the villagers in both Kyainseikgyi and Kyonedoe townships.

16 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 10 February 2018, a total of 5 659 clinically suspected diphtheria cases have been reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign ended on 10 February, with 391 678 children up to 15 years immunized.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 Feb 2018 description

Representatives from many nations, including more than 65 UN and international and regional NGOs, will attend the Feb 26-27 event organised by KSrelief

RIYADH, February 15 (CIC) – Riyadh will host Saudi Arabia’s first International Humanitarian Forum on February 26-27. The objective of the forum is to provide a “unique opportunity to look at changing global humanitarian needs and to formulate new practical and efficient responses”, according to organizers.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.

14 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 79 new cases of acute jaundice syndrome were reported with no deaths, bringing the total to 556 cases for 2018. The aetiology is still not well defined.

14 Feb 2018 description
report Malteser

Mega camp at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming monsoon season

Cologne/ Cox’s Bazar. Malteser International believes that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh may remain in the country for many years to come. “They have faced serious human rights violations. Their villages have been razed and burned down. Almost every refugee in the camp has lost a relative,” says Cordula Wasser, Asia Team Leader at Malteser International. The massive mega camp will also be at risk from flooding and mudslides when the monsoon season comes.

13 Feb 2018 description

Myanmar

The humanitarian situation for the Rohingya population in Rakhine state remains highly concerning. Civilians face restricted movement and people are regularly denied access to fields, coastal waters, rivers and markets. This leads to food shortages and risk of starvation. Livestock theft is also reported which further aggravates food insecurity.

13 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Doctors, a team of Emirati medical volunteers, have opened a number of specialised clinics to treat elderly Rohingya refugees at the Zayed Humanitarian Hospital in Bangladesh.