Join CID and Tonkin + Taylor on Thursday, 17th September at 12:30pm to hear about their Disaster Impact Assessment modelling for the Rohingya refugee community.
In 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya people fled their home country of Myanmar to escape the horrific ethnic cleansing they faced for being Muslim.They settled in the southeast of Bangladesh, joining 250,000 Rohingya already living there.
Now, more than one million Rohingya inhabit the largest refugee camp in the world, with no sign of a return home in the near future. The area where the camp is located is particularly prone to natural disasters.
United Nations Development Programme engaged Tonkin + Taylor International to develop a multi-hazards impact model for the Rohingya refugees and surrounding host communities in Ukhia and Teknaf sub-districts in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
The aim of this model was to understand the number of people that might be affected in a cyclone and what level of damage might occur. The T&T team modelled cyclones for different categories, including a Category 4, and the models included possible cyclone-caused land slips and storm surges from the ocean.
This data helps UNDP to look at ways to be better prepared, reducing the impact through different disaster resilience strategies. This project was completed in March 2020.
In this webinar, they will be discussing:
- The Methodology behind generating disaster impact models,
- The scale of impacts expected from cascading and compound scenarios, and
- Supporting humanitarian contingency planning.