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Refugees have been fleeing to Bangladesh from Rakhine State, Myanmar, where they have suffered discrimination and targeted violence. Since August 2017, more than 700,000 people have arrived, bringing the total number of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar to nearly 920,000. Over 80% of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are women and children, who are dependent upon humanitarian assistance to meet their basic food needs.

Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a detrimental impact across the world, and it is felt most acutely by these vulnerable groups who are already facing humanitarian crises due to man-made and natural disasters. In addition, strict travel restrictions are imposed worldwide on people’s movements to contain the spread of the virus, impeding humanitarian access to vulnerable communities and limiting the abilities of aid organizations to conduct regular monitoring and assessments.


COVID-19 Situation Analysis
Funded by USAID, the project implemented in Colombia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, DRC, Nigeria and Syria, alongside further global efforts. iMMAP and its main partner Data Friendly Space (DFS) collect and analyze data provided by humanitarian stakeholders and other relevant actors such as academia, private sector and government agencies, and produce regular joint situational analysis reports to facilitate a better understanding of the humanitarian impact of COVID-19 to support response operations.

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