Novel Coronavirus: Projecting the impact in Rohingya refugee camps and beyond

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This study explores three potential scenarios using current available global data on COVID-19 combined with specific characteristics of the Rohingya refugees living in Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to estimate the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths that might be expected in each scenario. The primary aims of these analyses are to: 1) develop a baseline expectation of the possible infection burden, speed, and hospitalization capacity needed to respond to a COVID-19 epidemic; 2) use these findings to provide some recommendations to support ongoing preparedness planning by the Bangladesh government, United Nations agencies and other actors for a COVID-19 outbreak; and 3) apply lessons from this case study to refugees and other forcibly displaced persons globally.

This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19 : Rohingya", and is included in the series of Collections supporting response to COVID-19. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.