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  • Heavy rains from 23-25 July 2018 triggered landslides and flooding throughout Cox’s Bazar district. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department recorded 463mm of rainfall in under 24 hours on 25 July—the second highest recorded rainfall in one day for the district. Nearly 60 incidents of landslides, winds, floods, and waterlogging reported in all settlements on 25-26 July 2018, with 445 shelters damaged.
    highlight 26 Jul 2018 (1 month ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • The UN High Commissioner for Refugees undertook his 2nd visit to Bangladesh from 1-3 July. He accompanied the first visit of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim. The Executive Director of UNFPA, Natalia Kanem, also accompanied the mission. The World Bank announced $480 million in grant aid for the refugee response.
    highlight 01 Jul 2018 (2 months ago)
    Bangladesh Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • The Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR launched a joint verification exercise for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar. The exercise will help consolidate a unified database for the purposes of protection, identity management, documentation, provision of assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions for an estimated 900,000 refugees who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. It is expected to take up to six months to complete.
    highlight 21 Jun 2018 (3 months ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, George Okoth-Obbo, visiting Bangladesh to see the agency’s ongoing response to the Rohingya refugee emergency and preparations ahead of the monsoon season.
    highlight 29 May 2018 (3 months ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • Humanitarian agencies working on the Rohingya refugee response today marked the completion of the first new area of land being prepared to relocate families most at risk of landslides when the monsoon hits. The work is part of a major joint initiative between IOM, UNHCR and WFP.
    highlight 08 May 2018 (4 months ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR and the Government of Bangladesh in Geneva finalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to voluntary returns of Rohingya refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive.
    highlight 13 Apr 2018 (5 months ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a US$951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them.
    highlight 16 Mar 2018 (6 months ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched a project to prevent dangerous encounters with elephants, which have resulted in at least 10 deaths in Kutupalong settlement. The highly congested site lies on one of the migratory routes for Asian elephants.
    highlight 10 Mar 2018 (6 months ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • In the past two weeks, 623 families living in flood-prone areas of Kutupalong were relocated to safer parts of the settlement. UNHCR is working closely with the government and other partners to prepare for the upcoming monsoon season.
    highlight 10 Mar 2018 (6 months ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • Nobel Peace laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, and Iran’s Shireen Ebadi visited refugee settlements in Bangladesh to raise awareness about the plight of Rohingya refugees. The laureates’ visit took place as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
    highlight 10 Mar 2018 (6 months ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers