A.14 / bangladesh 2017–2018 / rohingya crisis

This case study highlights the challenges site planners faced in the first six months working in the Rohingya crisis context, where in less than two months, over 400,000 refugees self-settled around existing refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar. More refugees continued to arrive, secondary displacement increased, and agencies requested additional land to provide infrastructure and basic services. The case study chronicles the first attempts to map and understand the spontaneous settlements, identify additional land and design the first planned resettlement areas, to prepare for and mitigate the effects of the imminent monsoon season.