Bangladesh: Needs and priorities of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox's Bazar since 2017
August 2017 and the months that followed saw the influx of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This influx brought the Rohingya refugee population in Cox’s Bazar to over 900,000. While there has been continuous humanitarian support for the refugees, restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 interrupted some humanitarian activities and forced the scaling down of others. Humanitarian activities had fully resumed by mid-2021, but the negative impacts of COVID-19 restrictions persist. Since 2017, the refugees’ prioritisation of their needs has changed.