Updated on December 2018
Since 25 August, over 680,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh from Rakhine state, Myanmar. The rate of new arrivals has slowed as of December 2017. The new arrivals join an already existing population of over 210,000 Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar. The majority of Rohingya refugees are located in settlements in Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas. The largest such settlement, the Kutupalong–Balukhali expansion, hosts over 580,000 people.
Humanitarian efforts have been scaled up since the start of the influx, however needs remain high. Cox’s Bazar is a disaster prone area, having been hit by three cyclones for the past three years. The monsoon rains are expected to exacerbate needs in the unsanitary settlements.
ACAPS is collaborating with IOM’s Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) project since December 2017, and have established an Analysis Hub in Cox’s Bazar. This Analysis Hub supports operational actors in providing analytical briefs, by looking at primary data, conducting secondary data review, and discussing with key stakeholders on different themes. The Hub provides stakeholders with an overview of the situation through regular updates and specialized thematic products. Regular updates come in the form of an ACAPS-designed overview product and through other products that will be a combination of stakeholder requests and initiations of the Hub.