RRRC Fact Sheet - Family Counting (as of 12 November 2017)

from Government of Bangladesh, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 12 Nov 2017 View Original


The Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) launched on 4 October 2017 a family counting exercise, with the support of UNHCR. A joint team of over 100 staff is collecting information on newly arrived refugee families and issuing them a card delivered by Bangladeshi authorities with a unique identifier number. The family counting helps to identify vulnerabilities and specific needs among the refugee population and to harmonize assistance. It will also be a useful baseline data for site planning, for instance on density per locations. The RRRC and UNHCR are planning to count all new arrivals in the Ukhia and Teknaf regions.