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, over 720,000 Rohingya men, women and children have fled to Bangladesh in search of safety.
  • UNHCR airlifted over 90,000 kits to allow families to upgrade their shelters before the monsoon season started to ensure shelters were sturdy and safe.
  • As well as building latrines and constructing wells and water pumps, UNHCR has distributed 60,176 hygiene kits to those in need.
  • UNHCR is now leading efforts to get clean water, sanitation and health services to Rohingya families in need.
  • In collaboration with partners, UNHCR have continued to improve the mental health situation for refugees in Cox's Bazar.
  • We will continue to boost our presence and operations to match the scale and complexity of this still fluid and evolving refugee crisis.
Over
720,000
people

have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017


Over
 half of

refugees are children


300
 UNHCR staff in Bangladesh

US $126.6
 million

is urgently needed for UNHCR to provide shelter and core aid relief items 

 



 

Food and Nutrition

NUTRITION AND FOOD
A Rohingya mother and her children are provided with food.

Food and Nutrition
22
nutrition centres have been set up to aid Rohingya mothers and their children (as of September 2018)
Disaster relief

DISASTER RELIEF
Your donations have helped some of the world's most vulnerable refugees, including Syrian father Mahmood and his young son.

Disaster relief
90,331
Shelters have been upgraded to deal with monsoon conditions
as of Sept 2018.
Healthcare

HEALTHCARE
Purple dye shows this boy has been vaccinated for cholera.

Healthcare
431,000
children immunised against diphtheria, from both refugee and host communities
(as of Sept 2018)
Water and Sanitation

WATER AND SANITATION
UNHCR installs wells, pumps and latrines to provide refugees with access to sanitation and clean water.

Water and Sanitation
60,176 households
have been given hygiene kits with jerry cans, soap and buckets so far this year
(as of September 2018)
Shelter

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

Shelter
56,368 families
are able to padlock their shelters and feel protected.
(as of September 2018)
Education

EDUCATION
Children can now attend school within the refugee settlements.

Education
36,834
children have access to education
(as of September 2018)
One year on, your contribution is still making a difference to Rohingya refugees.
"I was struck by the incredible magnitude of their needs. They need everything." Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner.
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Image: Rohingya children shelter under tarpaulin as heavy rain falls at Kutupalong refugee camp. © UNHCR/Paula Bronstein

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