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26 May 2018 description

This framework illustrates an inclusive approach to the Federation-wide humanitarian response to the population movement from Rakhine state, in Myanmar, to Bangladesh, as well as the role of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and Movement-wide coordination.


26 May 2018 description


  • About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 16 May, 2018. A total of 879 273 (89% of the people targeted) beneficiaries including 103 605 people from host community were vaccinated during the Oral Rehydration Campaign.


25 May 2018 description

Since August 25, 2017, more than 693,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine state. Combined with the Rohingya refugees already living in Bangladesh after fleeing previous outbreaks of violence, there are now more than 905,000 refugees in the sprawling Cox’s Bazar camps.

25 May 2018 description

687,000 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

905,418 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Features

  • In Shamlapur, back-filling is ongoing in two areas needing flood mitigation works in Hatkhulapara and Purbo Asarbonia. The works are almost completed and would benefit 256 households who were deemed at risk from flooding/water-logging.

25 May 2018 description

Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven an estimated 702,160 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Generations of statelessness imposed vulnerabilities on these people even before the severe traumas of this most recent crisis. The people and Government of Bangladesh welcomed them with resounding generosity and open borders. The speed and scale of the influx was nonetheless a challenge, and the humanitarian community stepped up its support to help mitigate a critical humanitarian emergency.

25 May 2018 description
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Factsheet: Australia's assistance in response to displacement from Rakhine State, Myanmar

Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 693,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Most of these people arrived with few or no possessions and are reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Almost 60 percent of new arrivals are children.

Australia is working closely with humanitarian partners to provide assistance to displaced people and host communities, both in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Australia's humanitarian assistance

25 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 20

• An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

• To date, 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

• In week 20, 123 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.

24 May 2018 description

As monsoon season approaches, Rohingya volunteers are being trained by UNHCR to become first responders in an emergency.

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Bangladesh – Seventy-year-old Hanibi says she cannot eat or sleep. The memory of two family members who were shot still haunts her and she worries about the coming monsoon season, when the bamboo houses of Kutupalong refugee settlement, where she and around 600,000 other people live, will be at the mercy of the elements.

Formin, a volunteer counsellor, squeezes her hand.

24 May 2018 description

Myanmar: Deadline to Report on Rape of Rohingya to UN

Committee Seeks Information on Rakhine State Atrocities Against Women, Girls

22 May 2018 description
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• Between 7 - 14 May, the ISCG reports that 10 landslides and 18 wind-storm related incidents occurred in the camps, affecting 1,560 households and 7,144 individuals. 37 UNICEF-supported learning centres were damaged after a few hours of rain and light gust of winds but quickly repaired.

22 May 2018 description



In the face of the ethnic cleansing, some argue genocide, of the Rohingya by the Burmese authorities—and with a return to attacks against ethnic groups in the North East of Burma—it is time for the DFID once again to review its engagement with Burma.

22 May 2018 description

Fifth Special Report

On 20 March 2018, the International Development Committee published its Third Report of Session 2017-19, on Bangladesh and Burma: the Rohingya crisis - monsoon preparedness in Cox’s Bazar. The response from the Government was received on 14 May 2018. The response is appended below.

Appendix: Government Response

Conclusion 1:

21 May 2018 description


  • USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh

  • USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts

  • Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh


21 May 2018 description


In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

21 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Synthèse et appel à action

En 2015, l’OMS et l’UNICEF ont publié le premier rapport mondial consacré à l’état des services d’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (EAH) dans les établissements de santé des pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire .

21 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Curb anti-microbial resistance, sepsis in health centres globally with water, sanitation and hygiene

Health centres without water, sanitation and soap for handwashing in low and middle income countries are contributing to thousands of patient deaths and risking the global rise of antimicrobial resistance, warns a new report from WaterAid, which calls for urgent action.

21 May 2018 description
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Listener group feedback shows how the concerns among the Rohingya community are shifting over time. Trends suggest that good progress has been made in some areas, with concerns such as health issues related to mothers and children reducing over time, while there are other topics – for example safety and security – that appear to be of growing concern to the community.