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. Needs are likely to increase as the monsoon season continues.

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

15/09: As of 15 September, 5,000 people have lost their homes and been displaced in Naria Upazila because of soil erosion at the Padma River. ?

18/09: Monsoon rains affected more than 51,500 people between 11 May and 18 September, and 6,075 people were displaced in that period. Fewer people have been affected by monsoon rains. Families living in high-risk zones and those displaced due to damaged shelters are being relocated to reduce camp congestion. ?

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