From 11 November to 7 December, 1,635 locations in collective sites and host communities were assessed by NPM enumerators. These locations are located within two formal refugee camps, three makeshift settlements established before the August 2017 influx, thirty-three new spontaneous settlements both around and separate from the refugee camps and makeshift settlements, and 65 locations where Rohingya were identified living in host communities. In total, an estimated 866,000 individuals (in 194,603 households) are living in these 1,635 locations. Of these, 16.27% are single mothers, 4.54 live with a serious medical condition, and 4.16% are older persons at risk.
A total of 28 collective sites and 99 locations with dispersed setting in host communities were assessed between 30 September and 9 October 2017. 794,658 Rohingyas were identified in Cox’s Bazar District. Among those assessed, 51% are women and girls. A total of 582,140 individuals have arrived since 25 August 2017, including 61,516 who arrived after 20 September.
NPM recorded 429,308 total new arrivals since 25 August 2017 and 18,808 total new arrivals since 20 September 2017. Walking and boats were the most common modes of transport recorded across the 10 assessed flow monitoring points during the reporting period.
A total of 143 locations in 85 sites were assessed between 5 and 21 September 2017. 607,735 UMNs were identified in four upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District. Among those assessed, 53% are women and girls. A total of 429,308 UMNs have arrived since 25 August 2017 due to current ongoing outbreaks of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. This represents a 3.7-fold increase since the last reporting period in July 2017 (164,000 displaced individuals).
A total of 57 sites were assessed. 164,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 4 sites, with a population of 635 according to NPM Round 2 (April 2017) were not assessed in this round due to limited access. Among those assessed, 52% are women and girls. 87,000 arrived since Oct 2016, with an increase in both makeshift settlements and host communities, due to newly arrived UMNs across the border from Myanmar in the month of July.
A total of 53 sites were assessed. 151,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 9 sites, with a population of 8,110 according to NPM Round 2 (April 2017) were not assessed in this round due to limited access. Among those assessed, 53% are women and girls. 80,000 New Arrivals identified in this round, with an increase in both makeshift settlements and host communities, due to newly identified sites and further cross verification by different key informants.
A total of 62 sites were assessed. 150,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 500 households were reported to be residing in host communities that were not assessed due to limited access. Significant number of UMNs were reported to be residing in Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar Sadar, which should be taken into consideration when estimating the total UMN population in the district and surrounds. Among those assessed, 79% are women and children.
IOM Bangladesh rolled out the first round of Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) in Cox’s Bazaar from 21 – 28 March 2017. The assessment collected baseline information on Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) including their location, population numbers, movement trends and a preliminary overview of needs. The assessment was conducted in 3 makeshift settlements and 41 host community locations, and estimates that 132,138 UMNs are living in assessed locations in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazila. An estimated 63,705 individuals are new arrivals.