688,000 new arrivals are reported as of 27 January, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Baseline survey prior to Round 8. The full dataset can be found here. The increase in the number is due to improvements in the assessments, not the numbers of actual arrivals.
The UNHCR Family Counting and the NPM Round 8 are ongoing. Datasets will be evaluated and triangulated. The UNHCR Family Counting and NPM will continue to monitor and triangulate the population figures and report independently based on their individual methodologies.
In line with RRRC directives, the KutupalongBalukhali expansion site administrative boundaries will shift from zones to camps, with CiC (Camp in Charge) in each camp to lead daily administration and coordination of response.
As of 10th February, Bangladesh Immigration and Passport Department completed biometric registration of 10,66,088 people.
As of 27 January, the Armed Forces Division (AFD) has completed 7.7 kilometers of the main road in the Kutupalong Bakukhali extension. The AFD has also completed 2 kilometers of an additional access road.
Preparing for the impacts of early rains, cyclones and monsoons is a central priority.