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WFP Bangladesh: Influx of Rohingya | Situation Report #4 (20 September 2017)

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

422,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh

200,600 people received high-energy biscuits

213,790 people received hot meals

4,566 pregnant women, new mothers and children reached with special, high-nutrient porridge


  • WFP is distributing fortnightly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, 173,000 people (34,600 households) have received rice.

  • WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.

  • The UN is rapidly revising the response plan to support the growing number of people in need.

Situation Update

  • To date, it is estimated that 422,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh. The actual number of arrivals is unverified and based on reports from the agencies working in Cox’s Bazar.

  • New arrivals have reported that there are many thousands of people on the Myanmar side of the border waiting to cross, but lack the means to do so.

  • There have been unverified reports from new arrivals that people on the Myanmar side of the border are being prevented from crossing to Cox’s Bazar. The UN reiterates that those people fleeing violence must be allowed to seek safety in Bangladesh.

  • Six new spontaneous settlements are expanding quickly with 204,000 people having already moved there.

  • The Government of Bangladesh has approved a 2,000 acre site where 14,000 shelters will be built to accommodate 400,000 people. The Ministry of Disaster and Relief Management will coordinate with humanitarian partners including WFP, UNHCR, and IOM to install basic facilities.