- 1.3M People in Need
- 1.3M People Targeted
- 1.1M People Reached
- $234.8M Funding Requested (USD)
- $118.5M Funding Received (USD)
- $116.4M Unmet funds (USD)
Violence in Rakhine State which began on 25 August 2017 has driven an estimated 626,000 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. On 25 August 2017, insurgents attacked army and police posts in Rakhine, resulting in widespread violence, mass displacement of civilians and the suspension of most aid activities. In the following hours and days, Rohingya began to flee across the border to Cox’s Bazar. Those fleeing are concentrated in two upazilas; Ukhia and Teknaf, putting an immense strain on infrastructure, services and the host population. Pre-existing settlements and camps have expanded with the new influx, while new spontaneous settlements have also formed and are quickly growing. Significant numbers of new arrivals are also being absorbed into the local host community.
The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency. The