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IRC Multi-Sector Assessment


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Relief International (RI) carried out a multi-sector assessment between September 29 and October 3, 2017 with the aim of better understanding the priority needs of the influx of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) – Rohingya – in Bangladesh, as well as the locations in which assistance is most needed from the humanitarian community. To date, an estimated 515,000 UMN have fled violence in Myanmar for Bangladesh.

With the influx of additional people seeking asylum, the makeshift settlements have expanded and the needs of the displaced population has changed as the demographics shifted. This needs assessment focused on recently arrived UMN in the four most affected Upazilas in Cox’s Bazar: Ukhia, Teknaf, Ramu, and Cox’s Bazar Sadar. The assessment used the following methods: cluster sampling to survey families, key informant interviews with medical and education professionals (notably, among the displaced population), observations in selected survey sites, health facility assessments, and a rapid market assessment in Cox's Bazar.


The assessment design had two aims: (1) provide a representative sample of families so results could be generalized across all UMN in the four noted Upazilas in Cox’s Bazar district, and (2) understand variations between the types of sites where UMN reside, to prioritize locations for the humanitarian response.

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Assessment Date(s): 
29 Sep 2017 to 03 Oct 2017
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Population Type(s): 
Camp population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
International Rescue Committee
Relief International
Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017-2020