Bangladesh Humanitarian Situation Report No.17 (Rohingya Influx)
The influx of Rohingya refugees from northern parts of Myanmar's Rakhine State into Bangladesh restarted following attacks at Myanmar Border Guard Police posts on 25 August 2017. As of 21 December, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that 656,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since the attacks. With the new influx, the total number of Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, coupled with the affected population in the communities, has reached an estimated staggering 1.2 million. There are 720,000 children among the new arrivals, existing Rohingya populations and vulnerable host communities who are affected and need urgent humanitarian assistance including critical life-saving interventions. This report covers response in different sectors, including nutrition, WASH, education, etc.
A total of 453,000 Rohingya and host community affected children aged 4–18 years urgently need access to education, including 270,000 newly arrived Rohingya children. In response, UNICEF aims to reach at least 201,765 children aged 4–14 years until February 2018, inclusive of 50,000 host community children. For teaching the targeted number of learners, UNICEF aims to train 3,500 teachers and construct 1,448 learning centres in refugee settlement camps.