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Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Bangladesh Round 9 Site Assessment


Following an outbreak of violence on 25 August 2017 in Rakhine State, Myanmar, a new massive influx of Rohingya refugees to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh started in late August 2017. Most of the Rohingya refugees settled in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar, a district bordering Myanmar identified as the main entry area for border crossings.
The NPM Site Assessment (SA) collects information about number, distribution and needs of the overall Rohingya population. It does not collect information on the entire Rohingya population in Bangladesh, but in Cox’s Bazar district only. The NPM SA covers all sites where Rohingya refugees have been identified irrespectively of the location type or their proximity to Bangladeshi host communities.


Information is collected by a team enumerators through field level key informant (KI) interviews using a closed-ended KoBo questionnaire. Enumerators are locally recruited and thus able to conduct interviews in Bengali, Rohingya, and Chittagonian. The latter, Chitaggongian Bangla, is highly similar to the Rohingya language. The findings of the KI interviews are triangulated at the field level through direct observations, and spontaneous community group discussions. Not planned ahead, these group discussions are a product of the interest paid to KI interviews conducted in the field and are an important element in giving a voice to the local population and identifying their opinions concerning needs and vulnerabilities. On average, during a two week data colleciton period a single round of the NPM SA collects approximately 1800 interviews with individual KIs.

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Assessment Date(s): 
07 Mar 2018 to 25 Mar 2018
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Structured Interview
Key Informant Interview
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International Organization for Migration
Cox's Bazar
Humanitarian Assistance
Needs Assessment
Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017-2020