Headline facts

  • Over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar.
  • The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. The latest exodus began on 25 August 2017, when violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
  • The vast majority of Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh are women and children, including newborn babies. Many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection. They have nothing and need everything.
  • Since August 25, UNHCR has airlifted 1,500 metric tons of emergency life-saving aid to Bangladesh – including blankets, plastic sheets, sleeping mats, family tents, plastic rolls, kitchen sets, jerry cans and buckets collectively valued at US$7.8 million – to assist 250,000 refugees. More aid is being moved by sea.
  • Led by UNHCR, the protection group is scaling up its engagement in all refugee settlements. The group is working on a referral system and safe spaces for victims of gender-based violence. It is also enhancing efforts to identify and refer children at risk for the appropriate support.
  • UNHCR and its partners are supporting the government in pre-positioning and delivering assistance for potential fresh arrivals.

Over 655,500
people

estimated to have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August


1 in 4
children
is acutely malnourished
 
over 174,008

families have been counted so far.
55% of the total population are children and 52% are women.


US $83.7
 million

is urgently requested  for UNHCR to provide shelter and core aid relief items to refugees on the ground

*Numbers updated 22 Jan 2018



 

Food and Nutrition

NUTRITION AND FOOD
A newly-arrived boy gets fed at a school in Kutupalong camp.

Food and Nutrition
9655
people admitted for malnutrition
(as of 30 Nov 2017)
Healthcare

HEALTHCARE
Purple dye shows this boy has been vaccinated for cholera in Balukali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

Healthcare
54,771
refugees have received medical attention & counselling (as of 18 Dec 2017)
Water and Sanitation

WATER AND SANITATION
UNHCR provides extensive water infrastructure in refugee camps including wells, pumps, tap-stands and latrines to meet refugee's water needs, prevent disease and improve the safety of women and girls.

Water and Sanitation
161,150
refugees have access to water
(as of 05 Dec 2017)
Disaster Relief

DISASTER RELIEF
The newly constructed UNHCR Kutupalong extension site, as seen from the air.

Disaster Relief
198,831
blankets given out (as of 13 Dec 2017)
Education

EDUCATION
Schools are beginning to reopen in both Kutupalong and Nayapara.

Education
19
schools have reopened (as of 09 Dec 2017)
Families

FAMILY COUNTING
Family count gives shape to refugee population in Bangladesh.

Families
18,511
families have received appropriate shelter support
(as of 16 Dec 2017)
Thousands of Rohingya families are fleeing from Rakhine state in Myanmar to UNHCR camps in Bangladesh

 OCHA (2017) Displacement from Rakhine after 25 August 2017 (as of 19 December 2017)

 

Image: OCHA (2017) Displacement from Rakhine after 25 Aug 2017 (as of 19 Dec 2017)

"I was struck by the incredible magnitude of their needs. They need everything." Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner.
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