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.
iMMAP is present in Cox´s Bazar, Bangladesh, since January 2019, supporting the World Food Programme (WFP). Rohingya World Food Programme´s assistance to the Rohingya refugees includes a wide range of program activities including general food distributions, e-vouchers, malnutrition treatment and prevention activities, school feeding, food for training, and food for assets / cash for work activities to maintain and improve the safety and disaster resilience of the community and camp infrastructure.