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 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.
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.
A total of 143 locations in 85 sites were assessed between 5 and 21 September 2017. 607,735 UMNs were identified in four upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District. Among those assessed, 53% are women and girls.
The National Strategy on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) formulated by the Government of Bangladesh highlights the fact that more than 300,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border and are living in Bangladesh.
A total of 53 sites were assessed. 151,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 9 sites, with a population of 8,110 according to NPM Round 2 (April 2017) were not assessed in this round due to limited access. Among those assessed, 53% are women and girls.