BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis elimination in countries with a low incidence of the disease necessitates multiple interventions, including innovations in migrant screening. We examined a cohort of migrants screened for tuberculosis before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and tracked the development of disease in this group after arrival.
The proposed project suggests a holistic approach to address health challenges in the long-term through the health system strengthening in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with Save the Children International (SCI) and Global Affairs Canada, commissioned a study “Social Cost of Migration on Children Left Behind due to Labour Migration”. The objective of this study is to investigate and identify the social costs of migration on children who are left behind when their parents (one or both) migrate internally or internationally for employment.
DFID funding will resource three key activities within the wider CwC common service: 1) Rapid information needs service – Lead: BBC Media Action - Working closely with the CwC WG, Emergency Preparedness Task Force, the Health Risk Communications Task Force and all sectors, support will be provided for identified priority, multi-agency communication products and feedback systems.
The contribution will support implementation of lifesaving WASH interventions by UNICEF and IOM in selected refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas, Cox?s Bazar district, as per each agencies? responsibility as Area Focal Agency under the WASH Sector Response. Overall, through this UNICEF-IOM joint programme 225,316 (female 117,164, male 108,152) people will gain access to safe water and sanitation services, while adopting improved individual and collective health seeking behaviours to mitigate public health risks.
The SAFE Plus project has two primary objectives: The first primary objective is to address the urgent cooking fuel needs of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox's Bazar, by introducing alternative clean cooking fuel and technology. The second primary objective focuses on improving economic livelihoods by rehabilitating the natural resource base while creating empowerment and livelihoods opportunities.
The present Crisis Appeal outlines IOM's response plan and associated funding requirements from March to December 2018 in line with the Joint Response Plan for Rohingya Refugees. Aside from the activities conducted in the different sectors, IOM remains actively engaged in addressing crosscutting concerns such as Protction, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Accountbaility to Affected Populations (AAP).
Since August 2017, an estimated 655,000 UMNs have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, increasing the total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar to 867,000. New displacement sites have developed in Ukhiya, Whykong and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar. These new arrivals have crossed the border with the bare minimum of possessions and are in dire need of food, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health services.
The interventions planned with the CERF funding will provide urgent emergency health services to improve access to life-saving and comprehensive primary and secondary health services as well as to emergency sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal and adolescent health care. It will support the prevention of and response to outbreaks of diseases with epidemic potential and other health emergencies. Protection components will be part of the joint project specifically for persons at heightened risk of GBV through women’s empowerment and participation.
Cox’s Bazar – UN Migration Agency medical staff in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have now carried out over half a million consultations since the Rohingya refugee crisis began nearly a year ago, as monsoon conditions sparked the busiest week of the year for doctors and nurses working in the camps.