Emergency Response in the Rohingya Refugee Camps
CONTEXT By end-September 2021, there were over 918,800* Rohingya refugees living in the Cox’s Bazar area (UNHCR, 2021), including 17,000 living on Bhasan Char island. With population density reaching 60,000 persons per km2 , ensuring refugees’ safety and wellbeing remains a serious challenge compounded by disasters like the massive March 2021 fire and monsoon flooding. The COVID-19 crisis has heightened vulnerabilities among refugees with 95 percent considered moderately and highly vulnerable by the end of 2021 (REVA-5, 2022).
*WFP food assistance reached 888,000 beneficiaries due to relocations and absentee households