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2020 Joint Response Plan for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis - January to December

Some 855,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in 34 extremely congested camps formally designated by the Government of Bangladesh in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District. The Rohingya people have faced statelessness, systematic discrimination and targeted violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State for decades: this is a protection crisis. Persecution has driven Rohingya refugees across the border into Bangladesh repeatedly. Significant influxes have occurred following violence in Rakhine State in 1978, 1992, 2012, and again in 2016. By far the largest and fastest refugee influx from Myanmar into Bangladesh began in August 2017. The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar concluded that the root causes of this exodus included crimes against humanity and other grave human rights violations, such as gender-based violence.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Inter Sector Coordination Group - Bangladesh
Original Publication Date: 
03 Mar 2020
Document type: 
Cox's Bazar
Coordination hub(s): 
Cox's Bazar
Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017-2022