As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged globally, migrant workers, both internationally and within Bangladesh, found themselves facing a new set of challenges and vulnerabilities.
The traffic lights diagram is based on the results of a multi-sector prioritisation tool developed by the Analysis Hub. The tool uses NPM data from five sectors to prioritise needs geographically, at the block level.
The majhee block system represents an important aspect of communities within collective and/or camp-like settings where Rohinya refugees have settled.
As of 6 December, 110 clinically diagnosed cases of diphtheria, including six deaths have been reported, with most cases in the Balukhali makeshift settlement (BMS), located in the larger Kutupalong–Balukhali expansion site. Other cases have been detected in Jamtoli and Thangkhali settlements.
As of 21 November, an estimated 622,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The influx began on 25 August, after the Myanmar Army launched security operations in northern Rakhine state. In September, an average of approximately 14,500 people arrived daily.
The following map provides an overview of the collective sites hosting the Rohinya population.
Following an outbreak of violence on 25 August 2017 in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, a new massive influx of Rohingya population to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh started in late August 2017.