UNHCR Refugee Population Factsheet


On 4 October 2017, the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) of the Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNHCR, launched the Rohingya refugee family counting exercise to count refugee arrivals from Myanmar in Bangladesh. Going from shelter to shelter, a joint team of RRRC staff, UNHCR staff and UNHCR-hired enumerators collect information on the refugee arrivals, identify their specific protection needs and vulnerabilities, geo-reference each family and deliver a family counting card that provides each refugee family with a unique identification number. The family counting data supports protection and assistance activities both at the household and individual level and is used for programming purposes...