The Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) is the central coordination body for humanitarian agencies serving Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. These agencies are organized into 12 thematic Sectors and Sub-Sectors (e.g. Protection, Health, WASH) as well as Working Groups that focus on cross-cutting issues (e.g. Protection, Gender in Humanitarian Action, Communicating with Communities). ISCG’s HDX portal features the latest data on the response. More information is also available on ISCG’s website: https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/bangladesh/
5 September 2021
| Dataset date: January 31, 2019-September 24, 2021
The dataset provides the estimated Rohingya refugee population statistics by location (lat/lon), settlement type in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh. The dataset is updated regularly. The source is the RRRC-UNHCR Family Counting Exercise in Cox's Bazar
23 March 2020
| Dataset date: August 05, 2019-September 15, 2019
In successive waves over four decades, Rohingya refugees have been fleeing to Bangladesh from Rakhine State, Myanmar, where they have suffered systematic, ongoing persecution. Since August 2017, an estimated 745,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, increasing the total number of Rohingya refugees to more than 900,000. Most of the newly-arrived refugees have settled in hilly, formerly-forested areas that are vulnerable to landslides and flash-flooding in monsoon season, and rely heavily on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. As the crisis moves beyond the initial emergency phase, comprehensive information on the needs and vulnerabilities of affected populations is needed in order to inform the design and implementation of effective inter-sectoral programming.
To this aim, a comprehensive Joint Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (J-MSNA) was conducted among the host community to support humanitarian planning and enhance the ability of operational partners to meet the strategic aims of donors and coordinating bodies. The J-MSNA was conducted in support of the 2019 Rohingya Crisis MSNA Strategy, with the specific objectives of (1) Providing a comprehensive evidence base of household-level multi-sectoral needs for the 2020 Joint Response Plan; and (2) Providing the basis for a joint multi-stakeholder analysis process.
The full terms of reference for the assessment can be found here: https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/sites/www.humanitarianresponse.info/files/2019/07/Rohingya-Crisis-Bangladesh-Joint-MSNA----In-Depth-Assessment-Concept-Note-%28July-2019%29.pdf.
The J-MSNA was implemented and coordinated through the MSNA Technical Working Group of the Information Management and Assessment Working Group (IMAWG), led by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group and comprised of the following members: UNHCR, IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM), ACAPS, WFP VAM, Translators without Borders, and REACH.
31 August 2020
| Dataset date: January 27, 2020-January 27, 2020
The dataset provides the information about existing common facility infrastructure points (except WASH) by Sector/Sub-sector, facility type, location (lat/lon) with an unique ID at Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh. The dataset is sourced and verified by sector/WG, IOM-NPM, UNHCR, ISCG in Cox's Bazar
12 February 2019
| Dataset date: February 06, 2019-February 06, 2019
Since August 2017, an estimated 728,306 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District from Myanmar, bringing the total number of Rohingya refugees residing in Bangladesh to approximately 895,631. The rapid and massive increase of the refugee population, concentrated in the south of the district in Ukhia and Teknaf, has had an enormous impact on Bangladeshi host communities’ food security, economic vulnerability, market access, labour opportunities and environment. At the same time, the crisis has generated some positive impacts in terms of new labour and livelihood opportunities provided by the presence of a rapidly expanding humanitarian sector, and increased demand for goods and services by Rohingya themselves.
The majority of available data on the host community populations of Ukhia and Teknaf pre-dates the current influx of refugees. While a number of post-influx assessments have included host community populations, the information they provide has significant limitations in terms of being able to serve as the basis for strategic prioritisation and decision-making.
The assessment aims to identify the severity and geographical spread of acute needs within the host community population. Its primary audience is ISCG, sectors, sector partners, and humanitarian donors. In this respect, the long-term development needs of the population that are more likely to be met by government or development agency intervention are not the core focus of this assessment. Similarly, this assessment is not designed to assess the impact of the August 2016 refugee influx on the host community (though may serve as a point of triangulation for actors wishing to do so).
24 January 2018
| Dataset date: January 24, 2018-January 24, 2018
Zipped shapefile containing 1m contour lines for Kutupalong mega camp area including Thangkhali, Hakimpara, Jamtoli and Bagghona/Potibonia. These are created by NPM team of IOM using a UAV of December 2017.