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UNFPA Response Highlights (August-September)

No. of pages: 3

Publication date: October 2019

Author: UNFPA Bangladesh

Publisher: United Nations Population Fund


  • Since August 2017, more than 745,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh after decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Around 1,242,400 people are in need and targeted. Most refugees are women and girls (52%) with 29,818 pregnant women (2.4%) and 304,388 women and girls of reproductive age (24%).
  • There was a repatriation exercise that was on 22nd August organized by the Government of Bangladesh.
  • According to report of UNDSS (United Nations Department of Safety and Security) on September 10, 2019, multiple landslides were reported in the camp area, especially in Teknaf area triggered by nonstop rain in Cox’s Bazar.