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  • Bangladesh: dozens of community volunteers in both camps are providing essential services to the newcomers and assisting with activities by UNHCR and partners. Volunteers are being managed to ensure a uniform presence in all blocks.
    highlight 06 Sep 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • A UNHCR-chartered Boeing 777 flew in this morning with 91 metric tonnes of aid, including much needed shelter materials, jerry cans, blankets, sleeping mats and other essential items. The aid will be delivered to the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh. A second flight donated by United Arab Emirates (UAE) is scheduled to land at 14:15 this afternoon local time, bringing in some 1,700 family tents.
    highlight 12 Sep 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • The joint family counting exercise, led by the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and supported by UNHCR, was launched in Balukhali. A joint team of around 114 staff is collecting information on families, including vulnerabilities and specific needs, and geo-localising them through a mobile device. Refugee families will receive an RRRC card to facilitate harmonized assistance delivery.
    highlight 04 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • With the support of UNHCR, the Bangladeshi authorities are building a road network to facilitate access to refugee settlements in Kutupalong. Construction started with a 5 km road to connect the settlements to the main road leading to Cox's Bazar.
    highlight 05 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR’s first diarrhoea treatment centre (20 beds) is now operational in Kutupalong. It was established in partnership with Gonoshathaya Kendra (GK) with the technical participation of Medical Teams International, under the Refugee Health Units. A second treatment centre should be operational by the end of the week in Nayapara. In total, UNHCR plans to open 4 to 6 diarrhoea treatment centres with a total capacity of 80 beds over the next six months.
    highlight 06 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR has delivered five humanitarian airlifts which were loaded with supplied such as tents, plastic sheets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets and kitchen sets. A sixth airlift is being scheduled.
    highlight 06 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • The authorities and UNHCR have identified a site for a transit centre to temporarily host new arrivals before they are allocated a plot in Kutupalong extension. UNHCR is coordinating with partners to set up medical services, sanitation facilities, family reunification, and provision of food and water.
    highlight 13 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR identified sites to build five additional health centres, as planned in its emergency response plan. Two centres are under construction and already providing some services, such as outpatient and maternity services. The five health centres will benefit approximately 50,000 patients each, thus covering a total 250,000 refugees.
    highlight 13 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman Para border crossing point in Ukhia district in the country’s south-east. Many say they had initially chosen to remain in their homes in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state despite repeated threats to leave or be killed. They finally fled when their villages were set on fire. The refugees UNHCR staff spoke to yesterday described walking for around a week to reach the Bangladesh border. Some crossed into the country on Sunday night, others throughout Monday in the heat and rain.
    highlight 17 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers
  • Thousands of refugees from Myanmar have been admitted to Bangladesh after spending up to four days stranded near the border. By last night Bangladesh border guards reported that over 6,800 refugees had passed through Anjuman Para border village in Cox’s Bazar district. Thousands more are said to be on their way from Myanmar. The most vulnerable among the new arrivals are bussed from the border to a transit centre near Kutupalong camp. At the centre, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners provide food, water, medical checks and temporary shelter.
    highlight 20 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    Bangladesh / Myanmar - Asylum-seekers