Overview

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 706,000. Needs among Rohingya are high, as they flee a  government crackdown in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Prior to this development, Bangladesh was already hosting almost 213,000 Rohingya refugees. 

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

07/01: Hasina has been sworn in as prime minister on Monday 7 January, following the December 30 elections, which were characterised by fatal violence and claims of widespread rigging. A total of 17 people were killed on election day. ?

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