IOM Bangladesh- Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 6 Site Assessment

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Following an outbreak of violence on 25 August 2017 in Rakhine State, Myanmar, a new massive influx of Rohingya refugees to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh started in late August 2017. Most of the Rohingya refugees settled in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar, a district bordering Myanmar identified as the main entry area for border crossings.

This assessment covers all locations hosting Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh and present needs overview and population information as of 15 October 2017.

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Source Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM)
Date of Dataset Oct 15, 2017
Expected Update Frequency Every month
Methodology Direct Observational Data/Anecdotal Data
Caveats / Comments

A total of 28 Collective Sites and 99 Locations with dispersed setting in host communities were assessed between 30 September - 9 October 2017. Total of 794,658 Rohingyas were identified in Cox’s Bazar District. This figure has also taken into consideration additional figures collected on a daily basis through NPM Emergency Tracking – Flow Monitoring exercise up to 15 October 2017 and other relevant secondary data sources available. The finding estimates over 582,000 New Arrivals have arrived since 25 August 2017.