Following floods in northern and central areas of the country in August and September, almost 7 million people are considered in need of humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh, with 3 million needing targeted assistance. Priority needs are WASH, food, nutrition, and shelter assistance.? At the same time, an influx of Rohingya refugees into Cox’s Bazar in the southeast of the country has been steadily increasing since late August, with the current number at over 655,500. 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 212,000 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.?

Key priorities

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.  

Shelter is a high priority, both in flood affected areas, where over 700,000 building have been damaged or destroyed, and in areas hosting newly arrived Rohingya refugees.??


Key documents