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28 Mar 2019 description

Background and Methodology

An estimated 738,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 25, 20171 . Most of the refugees rely on humanitarian assistance, having left with few possessions and exhausted their financial resources on the journey. The cyclone and monsoon seasons, stretching from May to October, further threatened the living conditions of the vast majority of refugees who are living in makeshift shelters and settlements highly vulnerable to floods and landslides.

11 Mar 2019 description

About this report

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the WASH conditions and needs in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. It presents the WASH Severity Index, which classifies the Rohingya population at camp-level into five groups by level of need.

These severity scores were calculated for water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as an overall WASH index.

26 Feb 2019 description


Since August 2017, an estimated 727,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number residing in Bangladesh to approximately 907,000.1 The quick influx of refugees coupled with the unplanned and spontaneous construction of the camps produced a fast-growing crisis characterised by acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.