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 671,000 . 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

3/04: A spike in new suspected diphtheria cases was reported in the end of March, after a declining trend since January. 6,460 suspected cases of diphtheria and 40 deaths have been recorded since November 2017. ?

25/03: Disruptions to the provision of services and humanitarian assistance have been reported due to speedy relocations of refugees from areas at extremely high risk of floods and landslides, as the capacity is stretched in areas where people have been relocated to. ?


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