MENU: ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS:

1.2 MILLION

People in Need

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ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS:

607,000

New Arrivals Since 25 AUG

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ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS:

$434 MILLION

Funding Requirements

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Total People In Need

1.2Million

Total Rohingya in Bangladesh

800Thousand +

Breakdown of People in Need

Where New Arrivals Are

103,000

arrivals in host communities

174,000

arrivals in new spontenous settlements

518,000

arrivals in makeshift settlements/refugee camps

Refugee Arrivals 25 Aug. to Present

Source: Rohingya Refugee Crisis response. * Some 300k refugees were estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar prior to the August influx, new arrivals indicate the estimated total since 25 August.

Video: An Overview of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

This is a refugee crisis that calls for a comprehensive and coordinated international response. The United Nations and our partners are working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to scale up and coordinate the response so as to ensure that refugees are protected in line with international standards, and to provide desperately needed support including food, shelter, health care and water.

Photo: UNICEF / Brown

The new stateless refugees in Bangladesh are in a desperate condition — many have made long journeys, fled with few to no belongings, and have been subjected to extreme violence and sexual assault.

GROWTH OF REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS IN COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

Sources: IOM, UNHCR, Logistics cluster, UN Geographic Information Section

FILM: URGENT NEED FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Scaling up the humanitarian response requires adoption of a twin-track approach of meeting the immediate needs as well as the mid to longer term support. Immediate response: working closely with the Government of Bangladesh and military to provide a blanket distribution of immediate life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to meet basic needs in the areas of WASH, Health, Food (including Nutrition), Shelter, and Protection, targeting new arrivals and the most vulnerable where possible. to identify and meet their special needs. At the same time, assistance is required for host communities facing tremendous strain with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of people.

Photo: UNHCR / Arnold

Children have witnessed their parents’ deaths and are now left to fend for their even younger siblings. In addition to safety, the refugees urgently need food, water, shelter, health care and psychosocial support, among other services. Nearly 60 per cent of new arrivals are children.

Total Requirements

Funding Received

Sources: Financial Tracking Service (FTS).

Photo: OCHA / Anthony Burke

While immediate needs are being met, a long-term vision should be at the heart of the response from the onset. It is of utmost urgency that the authorities in Myanmar with support from the international community and countries in the region address the root causes of the crisis so that people are no longer compelled to flee and can return home in safety and dignity.