A high influx of Rohingya refugees into Cox’s Bazar in the southeast of the country has been steadily increasing since late August 2017, with the current number at over 702,000. Needs among Rohingya are high, as they flee a major government crackdown in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Prior to this development, Bangladesh was already hosting almost 213,000 Rohingya refugees. Needs are likely to be exacerbated as the monsoon season approaches.

INFORM measures Bangladesh's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 5.8/10. Bangladesh’s exposure to hazards is of particular concern, at 7.5/10.?

Latest Developments

20/06: Monsoon season related flooding, landslides, and winds have affected over 17,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in June. 2,000 people have been displaced.?

19/06: Over 3.5 million people have likely been affected by flooding in Sylhet division, northeast Bangladesh, since 12 June according to satellite imagery. WASH, shelter, food, and health needs have been reported.?

Key priorities

Health is a pressing need among the Rohingya and host communities. This need is likely to increase as monsoon season approaches.

WASH is a priority in response to the current influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar?

Protection is a key concern for Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar.  


Key documents