ISCG Situation Report: Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Cox’s Bazar - 12 Nov 2017

from Inter Sector Coordination Group
Published on 12 Nov 2017 View Original

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 2 November until 9 November, 2017. The next report will be issued on 19 November.

  • 615,500 Cumulative arrivals since 25 Aug

  • 336,300 Arrivals in Kutupalong Expansion Site

  • 233,100 Arrivals in other settlements and camps

  • 46,100 Arrivals in host communities


  • 615,500 new arrivals are reported as of 5 November, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring.

  • Since the last situation report on 9 November, there have been 4,000 new arrivals.

  • As of 11 November the passport and immigration department of Bangladeshi government has registered 482,877 people through biometric registration

  • The Local government and Engineering Department (LGED) has completed 82% of 10 access roads in different camps areas.

  • The Armed Forces Division (AFD) has completed the first stage (soil work) of 5.8KM of the 22KM road (noted on the map in red) throughout the mega camp. They have also completed 515 meter of brick work. The road will be constructed with bricks.

  • The Rural Electricity Board (REB) has expanded 9KM of electric line in the new mega camp area. They have also installed 50 street lights and 10 flood lights as well as 33 solar lights.

Situation Overview

  • Violence in Rakhine State which began on 25 August 2017 has driven an estimated 615,500 Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency. The people who have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August came with very few possessions. They have used the majority of their savings on transportation and constructing a shelter, often out of no more than bamboo and thin plastic. They are now reliant on humanitarian assistance for food, and other life-saving needs. Basic services that were available prior to the influx are under severe strain due to the massive increase in people in the area. In some of the sites that have spontaneously emerged, water and sanitation facilities are limited or of poor quality, with extremely high density raising the risks of an outbreak of disease. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, having fled conflict and experienced severe trauma, and now living in extremely difficult conditions.

  • Population movements within Cox’s Bazar remain highly fluid, with increasing concentration in Ukhia, where the Government has allocated 3,000 acres for a new camp. People have begun arriving at the new, proposed site before infrastructure and services can be established. Crucially there is limited access to the site and no roads through this site; this is preventing the development of infrastructure including water and sanitation facilities.