Rohingya Crisis - WHO Donor Alert, April 2018

WHO Bangladesh/ C. Bercaru

WHO and partners are working around the clock to provide life-saving health services, including vaccinations, to the nearly 1.3 million people living in the camps/settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (nearly one million new and old Rohingya arrivals and 300 000 people in the host communities).

During the past six months, WHO and its partners including the Government and humanitarian agencies have averted a major disease outbreak. However, the imminent and unavoidable monsoon season presents significant risks of flooding and landslides which may lead to disease outbreaks, and mass casualties, as well as a sharp increase in the number of maternal and newborn deaths. There is an urgent need for investment in preparedness measures to avert a future health catastrophe.

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