Bangladesh + 1 more

UNHCR Bangladesh Operational Update, 1 - 31 May 2019



  • Cyclone Fani tests preparedness in Cox’s Bazar

  • Pre-monsoon rains and strong winds affect Rohingya settlements

  • Over 300,000 Rohingya now issued new identity documents

  • Low rainfall resulting in water shortages in southern settlements

  • Refugee youth volunteer groups making a difference in their communities

  • UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador from Korea visits camps

Over 300,000 Rohingya have received identity cards and documents under the ongoing joint Government of Bangladesh-UNHCR registration exercise. Six registration sites are currently operating and register an average of 4,000 refugees per day.

In early May, Cyclone Fani developed in the Bay of Bengal. The Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) under the Bangladesh authorities applied a “three flag warning system” and raised one flag in camps in Cox’s Bazar as a signalling the lowest warning level.