Bangladesh — NPM ACAPS Analysis Hub Report — Rohingya Crisis Impact of Cyclones Report (April 2018)
This document presented the lessons learned about the impact of cyclones in Bangladesh and specifically Cox’s Bazar district. Documentation on the specific impact or lessons from the impact of cyclones on the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is limited. The lessons learned in this document have been drawn from past cyclone experiences in Bangladesh and Myanmar more generally, but are considered relevant for the current Rohingya crisis. The lessons learnt from past cyclones have been the following: The type of information dissemination that has worked in the past include the use of megaphones and radio. Women and adolescent girls face additional protection concerns if the Rohingya population decides to relocate. Many of the Rohingya population have indicated not knowing how to reinforce their shelter in preparation of a cyclone, or not having the means to do so. In previous cyclones, markets in the Cox’s Bazar area have recovered quickly. WASH, health, education, and nutrition infrastructure is likely to sustain significant damage. Access constraints have included the breaching of embankments, blocking of roads, and disruptions in mobile reception.