Headline facts

  • The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. They began fleeing on 25 August 2017 after violence broke out in Rakhine State.
  • Since then, more than 742,613 Rohingya men, women and children have fled to Bangladesh in search of safety, many settling on the sloping hillsides of Cox’s Bazar.
  • Families are currently enduring a second monsoon season. 
  • Torrential rains and gale-force winds have led to flooding and landslides, damaging hundreds of shelters.
  • UNHCR is on the ground relocating families to safer shelters and providing urgent humanitarian assistance.
  • UNHCR remain on high alert, ready to deploy additional Emergency Response Teams to provide life-saving assistance.
Over
742,613 
people have fled to Bangladesh since August 2017

55%
 of

refugees are children


US $218
 million

is urgently needed for UNHCR to provide shelter, water, protection and healthcare

 



 

Shelter

SHELTER
Refugees reinforce their shelters against the monsoon with materials supplied by UNHCR.

Shelter
Over 90,000 families received emergency shelter kits containing rope, wire and pegs to help strengthen shelters against the heavy rains (as of July 2019)
Water and sanitation

WATER AND SANITATION
UNHCR installs wells, pumps and latrines to ensure safe access to clean water and sanitation.

Water and sanitation
6,767
latrines have been constructed benefitting over 150,000 people (as of March 2019)
Healthcare

HEALTHCARE
A healthcare professional checks a refugee’s blood pressure.

Healthcare
UNHCR supports 23 health facilities, providing Rohingya refugees with life-saving medical care (as of April 2019)
Education

EDUCATION
Children can attend primary and secondary school within the refugee settlements.

Education
61,695
Rohingya children have access to learning (as of May 2019)
Nutrition

NUTRITION
A child eats a peanut based supplement called Plumpy’Nut at a nutrition centre.

Nutrition
UNHCR supports programs to treat malnutrition in children. Acute malnutrition rates in refugee settlements have decreased from 18.2% to 11% (as of April 2019)
Registration

REGISTRATION
Registration documents help reunite families and empower refugees to access the services they need.

Registration
301,400
Rohingya refugees have been registered by UNHCR and provided with identity documentation.
But more help is urgently needed.
This monsoon season, hundreds of thousands of
Rohingya refugees are at risk of flooding and landslides.
You can help provide life-saving assistance to Rohingya families. 
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Rohingya children shelter under tarpaulin as heavy rain falls at Kutupalong refugee camp. © UNHCR/P. Bronstein

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