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Population Figures * JSON 
882,676
Source - UNHCR 
Households
203,137
Last updated 15 May 2018
Source - UNHCR
* This figure includes 33,956 previously registered refugees from Myanmar in Kutupalong refugee camp and Nayapara refugee camp
Family Counting - Arrivals after 25 August 2017 JSON 
717,187
Source - UNHCR 
Households
166,752
Last updated 15 May 2018
Source - UNHCR
Some refugees living in host communities and in certain locations beyond the camp boundaries may not have been included in the family counting exercise.
The UNHCR family counting exercise includes arrivals from Myanmar before and after 25 August 2017
On 4 October 2017, UNHCR launched a family counting exercise. A team of 100+ staff collect information on the refugee arrivals and deliver a card and a unique identification number. The exercise provides baseline data to assist with site planning, harmonization of aid and critically in terms of protection, identifies vulnerabilities and specific needs among the refugee population. Early November saw completion of the first phase, more than 700,00 refugees from Myanmar have so far been counted.

The data reveals that one-third of the families are vulnerable. 16 per cent are single mothers holding their families together with little support in harsh camp conditions. Others are struggling with serious health problems or disabilities. There is also a high proportion of elderly people at risk, unaccompanied and separated children – some of them taking care of younger siblings. Children made up 55 percent of the total population; women 52 percent.

Most of those counted (72 per cent) arrived in Bangladesh after violence erupted in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in late August, whereas the remaining sought refuge in Bangladesh prior to the latest influx. The majority (70 per cent) came from Maungdaw Township, with smaller numbers from Buthidaung and Rathedaung.
Demographic breakdown
Source - UNHCR
  Highlights
In the past two weeks, 623 families living in flood-prone areas of Kutupalong were relocated to safer parts of the settlement. UNHCR is working closely with the government and other partners to prepare for the upcoming monsoon season.
10 Mar 2018
Nobel Peace laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, and Iran’s Shireen Ebadi visited refugee settlements in Bangladesh to raise awareness about the plight of Rohingya refugees. The laureates’ visit took place as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
10 Mar 2018
UNHCR and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched a project to prevent dangerous encounters with elephants, which have resulted in at least 10 deaths in Kutupalong settlement. The highly congested site lies on one of the migratory routes for Asian elephants.
10 Mar 2018
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  • Total Estimated New Arrivals from Myanmar JSON 

    Since 25 August 2017
    693,000
    Last updated 10 May 2018
    Source - Inter Sector Coordination Group 
    Estimated number of refugee arrivals from Myanmar

    The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

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    Total estimated new arrivals from Myanmar JSON 
    Funding (Jan - Dec 2018)
    $238,865,744
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 8 May 2018 (18 days ago)
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    2018 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis
    March – December 2018
    Global Focus
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    Inter Sector Coordination Group website
    Bangladesh on HR.Info
    Mixed Maritime Movements in South-East Asia 2015
    UNHCR Regional Office for South-East Asia
    Mixed Movements in South-East Asia - 2016
    UNHCR Regional Office for South-East Asia
    REACH
    REACH Resource Centre for Bangladesh
    UNHCR Briefing Notes
    UNHCR's briefing notes related to Bangladesh
    UNHCR Press Releases
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