Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Discrimination and violence has forced Rohingya people to flee from Myanmar and seek refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together, UNA-USA and USA for UNHCR work together to ensure children in Cox’s Bazar have access to a normal education, so they have a shot at a promising future.

About the Camps in Cox’s Bazar:

Discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Myanmar has forced Rohingya people into Bangladesh for many years. Increased persecution in 2017, however, triggered the largest and fastest refugee influx into Bangladesh.

An estimated 900,000 stateless Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, including an estimated 200,000 who fled in previous waves of displacement. Cox’s Bazar is now home to the world’s largest refugee camp.

In partnership with UNHCR and Sesame Street, UNA-USA is seeking support to build the capacity of teachers to use adaptive print and video technologies as primary teaching tools for Rohingya youth.


Did You Know?

  • 910,000 total number of refugees (as of May 2019).
  • 741,792 estimated new arrivals since August 2017.
  • More than 455,000 are children.
  • 91% young people still lack access to any learning.


What We Have Accomplished So Far:

  • Over 300,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have received new identity documents.
  • 29% of total Bangladesh funding needed has been received.