The 9th round of water quality surveillance in refugee settlements started from 26 November 2018 and planned to be completed by 12 December 2018.
Four days training on Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) was conducted from 26-29 November 2018.
The training targeted health partners providing health services to GBV survivors in the Rohingya refugee camps.
Health sector completed the review of JRP projects in the online project system.
• Over 178,000 children and caregivers have access to UNICEFsupported psycho-social programming through 2018 programming
• UNICEF has provided over 38,100 children 6-59 months and pregnant and breastfeeding women with micronutrient supplementation in 2018
• WASH support continues for over 51,667 people in Rakhine State with access to sufficient water
• Thus far this year, UNICEF Education programmes have provided emergency learning materials and recreation supplies for over 77,800 children.
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
New programme aims to reach an estimated 12,000 children
Dhaka, 10 December 2018 – The European Union has contributed over US$ 690,000 to support UNICEF’s work to protect the rights of children affected by migration in Bangladesh.
The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.
IOM Bangladesh Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) is part of IOM’s global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programming. DTM is IOM’s information management system to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route.
IOM is organising activities for the 16-day of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
10M commenced the treatment of bamboo with a pilot facility in Nhila.
Regular monitoring and maintenance of solar lights continues across all camps. Additional locations were identified to continue the installation.
This month, a total of 3,723 Rohingya households have received LPG sets (cylinder, one plate cook stove, regulator and hose).
Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT).
The humanitarian emergency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is one of three around the world where a Dutch Government funded pilot project is taking place, targeting the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of forcibly displaced women and girls. Bangladesh is sheltering nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees who have crossed over from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar and are living in camps there.
• UNICEF and the Government along with WHO and icddr,b are conducting the last round (4th) of Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign from 17 November to 13 December 2018 for around 330,000 Rohingya and Host community. As of 25 November 2018, 68,484 refugees and 33,218 host community people have been vaccinated.
Members of the Rohingya community from Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh at least since the 1970s. Increased attacks on the Rohingya community in Myanmar, following August 2017, led to a large increase in migration to Bangladesh. As of 24 May 2018, more than 905,000 Rohingya individuals have moved to Bangladesh and are mostly living in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.i The Kutupalong settlement is now the largest refugee camp in the world with an estimated population of 609,738.
Between the years of 2012 and 2017, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has earmarked and spent $46.089.000 (TL 123.500.000) aiming to contribute to the humanitarian relief efforts for the Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Since August 2017, the overall foreign humanitarian aid distributed by four agencies of the Republic of Turkey; AFAD, TİKA (Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency), Türk Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent) and TDV (Turkiye Diyanet Foundation) outnumbers $11.260.000 (TL 42.788.000).
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
BRAC has worked in Cox’s Bazar for the last 35 years, with host communities and the Rohingya population from previous influxes. We are pursuing an adaptive, phase-wise strategy to provide integrated services to everyone affected by the crisis.
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
22 new temporary learning centres completed construction last week, for a total of 529 learning centres functioning in camps.
The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Switzerland have committed more than $215 million to improving the health of Myanmar’s most vulnerable people through the UNOPS-managed Access to Health Fund.
Myanmar’s health system continues to improve, but significant health inequities remain. People living in conflict-affected areas are likely to experience poorer health outcomes, while those living in remote or hard-to-reach places are also more likely to suffer.
EWARS refreshing training was conducted from November 18-24, 2018. Nearly 400 health care workers were trained. The objective of the training was to improve quality of reporting on completeness and timeliness,
2nd week of OCV Campaign completed with the total coverage of 163,441 (101.5%). Of which 119,649 (107.3%) were FDMN, and 43,792 (88.5%) from host community,
Safe Blood Transfusion review mission was led by WHOHQ, WHO-SEARO, WCO-BAN together with the national safe blood transfusion expert committee.
On 25 November, refugee community outreach members, refugee volunteers and protection partners participated in an array of activities to mark the start of ‘16 Days of Activism’ against gender-based violence. Over 29,713 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 28 of November. To ensure awareness raising and participation by all children, a Back to Learning Campaign is being conducted in all camps. The Site Management Sector is engaging with all actors to define a holistic and joint macroplanning strategy.