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Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Bangladesh Round 2 Site Assessment


Following an outbreak of violence on 9 October 2016 in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, more than 80,000 refugees fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State. The influx slowed in late February 2017. The majority of refugees were living in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district, a district bordering Myanmar identified as the main entry area for border crossing.

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, Chittagonian 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.

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с 17 Апр 2017 по 02 мая 2017
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Structured Interview
Key Informant Interview
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International Organization for Migration
Cox's Bazar
Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017-2021