Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. Refugees have settled in overcrowded, unplanned settlements, vulnerable to cyclones and monsoon rains. Hundreds of thousands of refugees remain dependent on humanitarian aid and the crisis has also affected Bangladeshi host communities, placing pressure on services as well as social cohesion.
IMPACT, through REACH and PANDA, has been active in the Cox’s Bazar refugee response since 2017. REACH’s activities have focused on infrastructure mapping and monitoring, sector-specific and multisectoral assessments, and disaster preparedness. Additionally, PANDA’s activities have supported aid actors in improving the impact of their programmes through monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building activities.