Bangladesh — Camp 11 Fire Incident Post-Distribution Monitoring Report: Rohingya Refugee Response, Cox’s Bazar (November 2023)
Sep 30 2023
- Community Perception
The world’s largest refugee camp suffered significant damage in certain areas across Camp 11 after a massive fire spread through this camp on March 5, 2023. Three blocks were affected blocks (A, B, and D), with Block D having the most impacted households (1,278). The fire caused to a huge number of shelter damage (2,165 shelters) and the temporary displacement of five thousand people. IOM redirected efforts to support individuals impacted by the fire by deploying staff and resources quickly and remaining present in the camp without interruption.
Moreover, IOM’s Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) team conducted an Initial Rapid Needs Assessment1 within 24 hours of the incident to provide immediate response and an In-depth Rapid Needs Assessment2 within 48 hours to support effective decision-making processes in meeting the needs of the affected population. In addition, in order to assess and provide an overview of the situation and humanitarian services and gaps, as well as to understand the driver and severity of needs of the affected population from each sector’s perspectives and to know the sufficiency and effectiveness of the assistance provided to the affected households, NPM conducted a household level situational assessment3 in June 2023.
Six months later the fire incident, NPM conducted post-distribution monitoring (PDM) to ascertain the beneficiaries ’ satisfaction and opinions regarding the quality, sufficiency, and effectiveness of the assistance that had been provided to them by various units over the last six months.