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APPENDIX B. Field Reconnaissance Observations Checklist CHECKLIST 1 – SITUATION ANALYSIS

Approximate size

10 square km plus

GPS co-ordinates

TBD

Main physical delimitation (e.g. river, altitude, slope, rainfall), if obvious

Hilly area with small creeks mostly dry in winter season. Some rice fields and small water ponds observed

Where is this event taking place? Country

Bangladesh

District

Cox’s Bazar

Sub-districts

Ukhia, Teknaf

Ratio of Rohingya people to local population (within a defined geographical limit for villages Estimated number of Rohingya people

838,000 (26.11.2017)

Is the REA being carried out before or after the population influx?

Estimated number of local population

300’000 in Ukhia, 200’000 in Teknaf

Before

Ratio of Rohingya to local population

Approx. 2:1

After

X

During

X

Unknown

Has this area previously hosted refugees? If “Yes” what were the impacts and what actions were taken to address these? Yes. The Rohingya camps were established in the area in the 1970s with a total registered Rohingya population of approximately 40,000, of whom 33,000 have been residents of registered camps in Teknaf and Ukhia since 1992. Approximately 70,000 Rohingya arrived between October 2016 and February 2017. The total number of registered and unregistered Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) in Bangladesh is estimated to be as much as 650,000 (ISCG site report of 26 November) and the main makeshift settlements are located at Kutupalong (North) and Leda (South) Define the physical boundary of this REA, e.g. does it include local villages or distant areas that might be used to source natural resources?

What is the predominant environmental situation? Small relicts of Rainforest West of Coast Range in of Dipterocarpaceae Teknaf and Ukhia Dry forest

No

Savannah

No

Barren land

In Ukhia on abandoned camp sites

Agricultural land

In Ukhia and Teknaf: Rice, betel palm and betel leaf in green houses; home gardens with various fruit trees and vegetables

Other (please describe)

Cattle, goats, sheep

When is the REA being carried out? Month

November 2017

Wet or dry season (e.g. monsoon)

End of a late rainy season

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