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- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
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This field report includes information submitted by KHRG researchers detailing events occurring in Hpa-an District between January 2016 and December 2016.
Overall vulnerability to food insecurity
Since 25 August 2017, Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has experienced a large influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence that erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar. As of November 2017, four in five of the new arrivals are fully dependent on external assistance, while 19 percent can at least partially meet their own needs. The situation is only slightly better among the refugees who arrived prior to August 2017.
IOM NPM regularly and systematically captures, monitors and disseminates information regarding the movements and evolving needs of populations on the move, whether on site or en route. NPM’s monthly site assessment rounds capture the numbers, locations and key sectoral needs of Rohingya refugees in the area affected by the influx since 25 August 2017. Data is collected through key informant interviews and direct observation.
866,000 Revised estimate of Total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar - 15 Dec
653,000 Estimated number of New Arrivals since 25 August 2017
71,000 Estimated number of New Arrivals between R6 15 Oct – R7 15 Dec
During September-October 2017 we have collected 1,360 testimonies from Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar ( Bangladesh ) - This is what we found.
❝The Rohingya are often referred to as ‘one of the world’s most persecuted minorities’ by activists and the press.❞
On 25 August 2017, a counter-insurgency military operation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, led to a mass displacement of Rohingya civilians into Bangladesh. Over the following three months, some 626,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh to escape the violence.
Key Findings Summary
A rapid assessment focusing on Age and Disability Inclusion in the Rohingya refugee response in the Cox's Bazar area in Bangladesh was undertaken from the 29th of November to the 4th December 2017 by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) and the Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh. Key findings of the assessment are outlined below.
In general, beside some notable inclusion actors, the needs of persons with disabilities and older persons are not sufficiently being taken into account in the response.
Context Overview for Gender Equality among Rohingya
This report presents the key findings and recommendations of a rapid assessment of protection needs of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, conducted by UNHCR and its partners, CODEC, Save the Children and Technical Assistance Inc. (TAI) in October 2017.
While most refugees managed to set up their own shelters and makeshift latrines, significant efforts are needed to address life-threatening gaps in accessing services and lifesaving assistance.
On 14 October, the Shelter/NFI Sector carried out an inter-agency (IOM, UNHCR & Save the Children) rapid assessment of 12 households in Zone EE of Kutupalong Makeshift Camp using Key Informant methodology. This assessment focused on the needs of the new arrivals in the camp and their living conditions.
CARE Rapid Gender Analysis
Data collection 15 to 17 September | New Arrivals | Balukhali Makeshift Camp | Very small sample: 2 FGDs, 6 KII, 15 HH and Direct Observation, Secondary Data Review
Since 25 August 2017, more than half a million people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. People have moved into settlements/ camps, several spontaneous settlements have come up and many are with host communities. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency with increasing needs for food, health, shelter, water and sanitation, as well as protection and education.
795,000 Revised estimate of Total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar - 15 Oct
582,000 Estimated number of New Arrivals since 25 August 2017
62,000 Estimated number of New Arrivals between R5 20 Sep – R6 15 Oct
1. KEY FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Bangladesh: Responding to the plight of the Rohingya
Dhaka, 11 October – The JRS Deputy International Director, Fr Joseph Xavier SJ, is currently evaluating opportunities for JRS to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where over 500,000 people have fled violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017.