Global & Disaster Medicine

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said after a visit to Cox’s Bazar this week that the most urgent needs were shelter, clean water and sanitation.


  • About 480,000 men, women and children have arrived in Cox’s Bazar since the end of August.  Most came with nothing more than the clothes they wore.
  • Nearly 200 of the women have given birth since they arrived and another 20,000 are pregnant.
  • The authorities made 22 decisions to remove logistical hurdles.  These included building 14 storage warehouses, regulating aid distribution, protecting orphans, building roads and power infrastructure, and setting up shelters for more than 500,000 people.
  • 475 tonnes of aid have arrived at Chittagong airport north of Cox’s Bazar
  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place.


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