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. ?
15/11: An initial group of 2,250 refugees was to be sent back to Myanmar on 15 November, with 150 refugees returning each day. The fear of repatriation prompted some refugees to hide. Protests against the repatriation plans were held, prompting Bangladesh to halt the operation on 15 November. It is unclear whether repatriation will resume in coming days. ?
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.