Bangladesh: Considering age and disability in the Rohingya response
This secondary data review and audio discussion - the second in a series of pilot audio discussions on work done by the ACAPS-NPM Analysis Hub in Cox's Bazar - highlights the challenging life in congested refugee camps for over 866,000 stateless Rohingya refugees struggling to meet their basic needs. For people with disabilities and older people living in the camps, such challenges are amplified. People with disabilities and older people struggle to access essential services such as latrines, water points, health centres, and aid distributions because of hilly and flood-prone terrain and a lack of adapted facilities and inclusive interventions. Social stigma is a major barrier preventing access to essential services and participation in community activities and decision-making processes. Exclusion and isolation also greatly restrict access to information or feedback and complaint mechanisms.