Situation Report | Rohingya Humanitarian Response Programme Cox's Bazar (June- July)

No. of pages: 3

Publication date: September 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. Of those, 55% are children (0 - 17 years) and 41% are adults (18 - 59 years) with 4% elderly people (>59 years)1​ ​. Most refugees are ​women and girls (52%) with 29,818 pregnant women (2.4%) and 304,388 women and girls of reproductive age (24%).
  •  A severe dengue outbreak in Dhaka is happening at this time. As of 31s​ t July, there are 17 confirmed cases from Cox’s Bazar district; however, several of these were likely acquired in Dhaka. One death from Sadar hospital was reported but also most likely acquired their illness in Dhaka. The Community Health Working Group (CHWG) is providing advice to the community on dengue signs, symptoms and cleanliness.