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Situation Report: Rohingya Crisis - Cox's Bazar | February 2019

A total of 42,129 chicken pox (Varicella) cases have been reported in 2019, with clear increasing trend at the beginning of February, which came down later in the month. Monitoring and response actions are ongoing by Health actors.

Almost 32,000 hand held lights were distributed in February. More than half of the refugee population, as well as some 7,000 host community households, are now receiving LPG as an alternative cooking fuel to curb deforestation. Continued roll-out of LPG distributions will reach 240,000 households in total in the coming months.

In addition, transitional shelter assistance was extended into more camps, to enable people to further strengthen their shelters before the cyclone and monsoon seasons.  In February, over 12 km of drainage and 4 km of roads were built or repaired.

The UNHCR Special Envoy, Ms. Angelina Jolie, visited the Rohingya refugee response to continue advocating for sustained support to the plight of the Rohingya community and the operational response in Bangladesh.

Across the response, cyclone preparedness and response planning has engaged all actors, and will remain a priority through March.  Protection risks in the Camps, especially for women and girls, have also been of major concern in January and February, with an increase in reported incidents.

Protests demanding additional local recruitment negatively impacted operations, with many agencies suspending movement and activities for short periods of time. Continued threats are causing concern.

Inter Sector Coordination Group - Bangladesh
Original Publication Date: 
28 Feb 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Cox'S Bazar
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Coordination hub(s): 
Cox's Bazar
Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017-2019