Ensuring safety and access to services for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Region: Asia and the Pacific
Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2018
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 501-1000
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Communications

The arrival of the Rohingya population fleeing violence in Myanmar has led to host countries and partner organizations making efforts to increase their humanitarian response. UNHCR in Bangladesh helps to provide adequate shelter, clean water, sanitation, alternative sustainable fuel, and protection for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

To support the national response in Bangladesh, UNHCR has implemented 528 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) to provide temporary shelters for the Rohingya refugee population. Some shelters were repurposed to serve as health clinics and other health infrastructure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about UNHCR’s efforts in Bangladesh here