Rohingya Response

This page holds a collection of CwC news, resources, messages and other community-facing outputs produced as part of the response to the Rohingya emergency in Bangladesh. Agencies with resources they wish to share on the page are encouraged to contact cxbfeedback@bd.bbcmediaaction.org for inclusion in the collection.


Article What Matters? Community feedback summaries for the Cox's Bazar response

  • BBC Media Action, Translators without Borders

  • 08/04/2021

BBC Media Action and Translators Without Borders are working together to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis. The regular "What Matters?" bulletin aims to provide a snapshot of feedback received from Rohingya and host communities, to assist sectors to better...

Article Research Report: Understanding social cohesion between the Rohingya and host communities

  • BBC Media Action

  • 25/02/2021

BBC Media Action would like to share the following report -  “Understanding social cohesion between the Rohingya and host communities”. This report is based on the thematic formative study where BBC Media Action looked at the present status of social cohesion between the host and ...

Article Supporting humanitarian communication: What role does having a dedicated ‘common service’ ...

  • BBC Media Action

  • 10/02/2021

Since the beginning of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh in October 2017, the ‘Common Service for Community Engagement and Accountability’ has been working to help humanitarian agencies communicate more effectively and be more accountable to communities living in and around the ...

Article Cox's Bazar Bulletins - Feedback, trust, needs, services, safety and outlook

  • Ground Truth Solutions

  • 31/01/2021

[Updated Jan 2021 with additional bulletins] These bulletins summarise the main findings from Ground Truth Solutions (GTS) surveys conducted with Rohingya refugees and host community in Bangladesh. So far, four sets of surveys have been carried out - in July 2018 (sample 1,003), October ...

Article ACAPS-NPM Analysis Hub - Audio reports delving deeper into findings and processes of ...

  • ACAPS-NPM Analysis Hub

  • 09/03/2020

The ACAPS-NPM Analysis Hub audio products summarize or expand upon key elements and findings in the ACAPS-NPM Analysis Hub reports on the Rohingya refugee response. The audios are part of a pilot project to adapt reports into audio format to reach humanitarians who do not have time to read all our ...

Article Cross-border language research in Bangladesh and Myanmar

  • Translators without Borders

  • 29/01/2020

Rohingya people are marginalised in Myanmar society while, across the border in Bangladesh where many have fled, they are also unable to participate fully in society due to their lack of legal status and recognition as refugees. In both contexts, language barriers reinforce that exclusion. In 2019, ...

Article Glossary and language guidance for Bangladesh: English / Bangla / Chittagonian / Rohingya ...

  • Translators without Borders

  • 08/08/2019

The TWB Glossary for Bangladesh is designed to assist field workers and interpreters working on the Rohingya humanitarian response in Bangladesh. It aims to improve communication between aid workers and the Rohingya community by providing clear and accurate translations of useful terminology ...

Article Evaluation reports: community engagement, accountability and information needs within the ...

  • BBC Media Action / Internews / Translators without Borders

  • 21/07/2019

Two new reports give insights into the emerging information needs among Rohingya people and the host community; as well as evaluating the contribution that the common service is making to community engagement and accountability in the response. A new Information Needs Assessment, carried ...

Article Foresight service: What do Rohingya people think about the key issues facing the response ...

  • BBC Media Action

  • 01/04/2019

BBC Media Action’s new foresight service seeks to help humanitarian practitioners consider community concerns, views and opinions when planning for some of the key challenges facing the Rohingya response in 2019. The service compliments the existing What Matters? community feedback bulletin, ...

Article Flying news rumour bulletins

  • Internews

  • 11/03/2019

The Flying News rumour bulletin showcases rumours collected from the Rohingya community on a daily basis and offers not only a simple first answer based on fact-checked information from partners and sectors but also information on where to find more details on each topic to make sure information ...

Article Tools and tips for aid agencies and media professionals

  • BBC Media Action

  • 09/03/2019

Lifeline programming is special media programming for people who are affected by humanitarian crises. It aims to give them a voice and provide timely, relevant and practical information to help alleviate their suffering and assist with their recovery. It can play an important role in strengthening ...

Article CXB Press Snapshot: Local newspaper monitoring report on the Rohingya emergency

  • BBC Media Action

  • 27/02/2019

This series is part of BBC Media Action’s work to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis and to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind. The regular "CXB Press Snapshot" aims to ...

Article The Language Lesson - What we've learned about communicating with Rohingya refugees

  • Translators without Borders

  • 15/12/2018

Refugees have a right to information and two-way communication in their own language, in a format they understand, and through channels they prefer and trust. In the past year, access to information has improved in the Rohingya refugee response as a result of an increased humanitarian focus on ...

Article Power structures, class divisions and entertainment in Rohingya society

  • BBC Media Action

  • 19/09/2018

[Updated 19 September to include Bangla version of the summary] BBC Media Action undertook a qualitative research study to understand more about the culture and traditions of the Rohingya community. The aim of the study was to allow communication outputs designed for Rohingya people to draw on ...

Article CwC evaluation and information needs update

  • BBC Media Action, Internews, Translators without Borders

  • 18/09/2018

BBC Media Action, Internews and Translators without Borders have been working to improve access to information for Rohingya communities by supporting humanitarian and media agencies in their communication in the camps. The ‘Common Service for Community Engagement and Accountability’...

Article Rohingya community feedback snapshot: MOU, smartcard, returns and repatriation

  • Internews

  • 16/08/2018

This document aims to offer a snapshot of the diverse opinions and questions of the Rohingya community on the recently signed MOU between UNDP, UNHCR and the government of Myanmar, the smart card, returns and repatriation. The verification process is endorsed by the Government of Bangladesh and aims...

Article Humanitarian feedback mechanisms in the Rohingya response

  • Internews

  • 06/07/2018

This report showcases the wide variety of CwC activities implemented in the Rohingya response but also highlights challenges, such as the lack of formalised links between different feedback mechanisms. A key learning is that while there is a growing interest and engagement in feedback mechanisms and...

Article CXB: Weekly podcast and radio show - Shantir Lai Kotha Koi (Talking Peace)

  • Internews

  • 09/05/2018

Internews is pleased to be producing a weekly Chatgaiya-dialect radio and podcast show called Shantir Lai Kotha Koi (Talking Peace) as part of our Rohingya response project aiming to improve relations between the Rohingya and host communities. 'Shantir Lai Kotha Koi' - Talking Peace -...

Video Video: People's voices - Rohingya emergency

  • BBC Media Action

  • 25/02/2018

Published six months after the start of the current influx of Rohingya people in Bangladesh, this short film highlights the voices and opinions of those most affected by the emergency - both Rohingya and host communities. The film is based on inputs from a range of agencies and concentrates on ...