Bangladesh: Menstrual Hygiene Materials Assessment (July 2019) Overall Response Level


Since August 2017 an estimated 744,0001 Rohingya refugees have arrived from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, bringing the total number to approximately 912,000.2 The unplanned and spontaneous nature of the post-August Rohingya refugee camps have combined with high population densities and challenging environmental conditions to produce a crisis with especially acute water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.

In July 2019, REACH implemented this assessment in support of the Cox’s Bazar WASH Sector’s Hygiene Promotion Technical Working Group (HP TWiG). This assessment took the form of a household survey covering 32 out of the 34 camps recognized by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), with Kutupalong Registered Camp (RC) and Nayapara RC the exceptions due to security concerns during the data collection period. This factsheet presents an analysis of data collected throughout these 32 camps, where 472 households were surveyed.

An all female enumerator team surveyed only female respondents. The majority of the questions were asked to all respondents about experiences with menstrual hygiene management (MHM), with several questions specifically asked about the respondents’ direct experiences at distributions.

Findings are generalisable to the population of all assessed camps with a 95% confidence level and a 5% margin of error (unless stated otherwise).

See page 5 for full methodology.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Posted in General January 13, 2020