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Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 5. Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response - Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (July 2018)

Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), (2018)

UNHCR and its partners implement interventions focusing on adolescent girls and boys, including:
▪ Formation and capacity building of adolescent girls and boys’ clubs as peer groups for awareness raising, and SGBV prevention and response mechanisms.
▪ Community based protection activities and training on child protection
▪ Provision of secondary education for secondary school-aged youth and recruitment of female teachers to encourage adolescent girls to continue education
▪ Introduction of community sharing/ parenting sessions and increasing the number of women support networks
▪ Establishing girls’ friendly spaces, which includes information sharing and psycho-social support
▪ Awareness raising campaigns with all members of the community, including community leaders

IOM Bangladesh: Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Response - External Update, 3-9 August 2018

International Organization for Migration (IOM), (2018)

09 August 2018
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Bangladesh: Disaster Management Reference Handbook

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, (2017)

Climate change is a growing concern for Bangladesh because 90 percent of the country is approximately 10 feet above sea level. An evaluation was completed which discovered that high tides in Bangladesh were increasing 10 times more rapidly than the global average. This predicted rapid increase in sea levels places Bangladesh four times higher than the global average. By 2050, approximately 20 percent of the inhabited land in Bangladesh will be inundated by the sea resulting in displacement for nearly 20 million people. The Government of Bangladesh has implemented policies and plans to focus on climate change concerns, but there is still much work to be completed.
Bangladesh is a nation which will continue to experience the devastating effects of climate change. These concerns for the nation are recognized and the Government of Bangladesh is working progressively to implement mitigation and preparedness measures along with making national economic and transportation improvements to better sever and protect the people of Bangladesh.

National Guidelines on TB/HIV Management and Program Collaboration and Implementation Manual, 2nd ed.

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services, (2016)

National Tuberculosis Control Program; Mycobacterial Disease Control National AIDS/STD Program

National Guidelines and Operational Manual for Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT), 2nd ed.

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Directorate General of Health Services, (2013)

Specific measures are being taken within the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) to address the MDR TB problem through appropriate management of patients and strategies to prevent the propagation and dissemination of MDR TB.
The term "Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB" (PMDT) refers to programme based MDR TB diagnosis, management and treatment. This guideline promotes full integration of basic TB control and PMDT activities under the NTP, so that patients with TB are evaluated for drug resistance and are placed on the appropriate treatment regimen and properly managed from the outset of treatment, or as early as possible. The guidelines also integrate the identification and treatment of more severe forms of drug resistance, such as extensively drug resistant TB (XDR TB).
At the end, the guideline introduces new standards for registering, monitoring and reporting outcomes of multidrug resistant TB cases.

National Guidelines for the Facility-based Management of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition in Bangladesh

Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services ..., (2017)

Level of stunting among Bangladeshi children <5years declined from 51% in 2004 to 36% and underweight from 41% in 2007 to 33% (BDHS 2014). But the decrease in wasting rate is not as expected, which is only from 17% to 14.3 % over last decade. Approximately 3.1 % (BDHS 2014) of under-5 children suffering from SAM only by weight-for-length or height z-score (WHZ) <-3 criterion and estimated to be a total of ~ 450,000. Because, there are no national information on prevalence of SAM using mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) and presence of bipedal oedema in under-5 children, thus the actual number of children suffering from SAM could be much higher than the current estimate.

IOM Bangladesh: Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Response - External Update, 27 July - 2 August 2018

International Organization for Migration (IOM), (2018)

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
- The last radio distribution training for IOM staff and volunteers took place this week. Overall, 75 people were trained in the past two weeks for the upcoming distribution of 60,000 hand cranked and solar powered radios.
- Over 500 people took part in the celebration of the World Day against Human Trafficking. In coordination with the Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, IOM marked the day with several invitees from the Government of Bangladesh, military and law enforcement agencies.
- A total of 4,958 Cash for Work (CfW) labors have been engaged for Site Development, maintenance, repair and improvement works in the camps.

Myanmar Humanitarian News Digest July 2018

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), (2018)

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar.

Situation Report Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Cox's Bazar 2 August 2018

Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), (2018)

(covering 20th July - 01st August )
Over 12,600 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 July. Shelter upgrades and refugee relocations continue in the camps. Heavy rains raise risks of water- and vector-borne diseases, and trainings were conducted to build further emergency faecal sludge management capacity. Space for emergency evacuations and sustainable relocations remain topline needs, and funding gaps continue to limit capacity.

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