By early October 2020, the international community continues working in close cooperation with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), where they together provide assistance to over 855,000 Rohingya living in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, together with over 440,000 local host Bangladeshis. The majority of the Rohingya live in 34 formally established camps in extremely congested conditions. TorqAid produces a monthly update (latest Oct/Nov 2020) of the Summary Sheet ‘Understanding the Rohingya Crisis’ (see below) which highlights key progress on this complex humanitarian operation.Download
TorqAid also produces a summary on the series of ‘What Matters?’ humanitarian bulletins (see below), produced by the skilled Communication with Communities (CwC) team of practitioners working out of Cox’s Bazar. This regular buletin, produced in both Bangla (Bengali) and English, summarises key issues of concern and feedback from both Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities. Follow a link below to the October 2020 summary.Download
Chris spent three months in Cox’s Bazar in mid 2018, where he worked as a RedR deployee attached to UNDP. He had earlier worked in Bangladesh as a Save the Children Field Director.