Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) SitRep Cox's Bazar Influx, 1 October 2017

Post date Monday, 2 October, 2017 - 21:48
Document Type Situation Report
  • 507,000 new arrivals are reported as of 30 September, including 453,300 new arrivals identified in IOM Needs and Population Monitoring assessments in four upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district; 35,000 in refugee camps reported by UNHCR and 18,700 reported by field staff in Naikhongchhari (Bandarbhan district).
  • Over the last two days, movement across the border in Cox’s Bazar has reportedly decreased again. 37% of refugees arrived by walking and 34% by boat (IOM NPM, 09/2017). People who have arrived since 25 August continue to move to the new Kutupalong Expansion site, where they are constructing new shelters.
  • The RRRC is leading on the Kutupalong Expansion project along with the Site Management Taskforce, which includes UNHCR, IOM and other key implementing agencies. 20 'blocks' have been identified by RRRC.                                                                                               
  • Agencies continue to focus on delivering aid wherever people have settled.
  • Road access continues to be a constraint for humanitarian assistance delivery, with road repairs underway. As of today 630 meters of road construction has been completed in Balukhali.
  • Delays (of 5-6 days) in customs and tax exemption certificates have been reported by partners. Coordination is ongoing with MoDMR on setting up a One-Stop-Shop in order to streamline the process (Logistics cluster, 09/2017).
  • Currently there are 35 partner organizations (UN agencies, I/NGOs) are working in Cox’s Bazar district. More agencies have plans for responses and are waiting for FD7 approval from NGOAB. The ISC team is liaising with the NGO Bureau Affairs to expedite up approval process. 27 agencies had taken part in the Response Plan, which will be published tomorrow
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