1.2 Million in need of immediate WASH support
Overall target* for the WASH Sector: 1,166,000 individuals
Number of people reached** with WASH assistance to date: 595,663 individuals
Total approx. gap for the WASH Sector: 570,337 individuals
• 621,000 new arrivals are reported as of 18 November, per IOM Needs and Population Monitoring.
• Since the last situation report on 12 November, there have been 5,500 new arrivals.
• As of 18 November, the Bangladeshi Immigration and Passports Department has registered 563,350 people through biometric registration.
As of 19 Nov 2017, at least 834,000 Rohingyas are estimated to be sheltering in Bangladesh, having fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. Violence which began on 25 August has triggered a massive and swift refugee influx across the border - an estimated 621,000 people have arrived. These refugees have joined some 213,000 people who were already in Bangladesh following earlier waves of displacement. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, many having experienced severe trauma, and are now living in extremely difficult conditions.