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COAST has recently published a Social Review Report titled, ‘A Social Review on Rohingya
Crisis: Long-term Action Plan is needed based on joint risk assessment: Participation of Locals is
a Must.’ COAST conducted that Social Review to get practical knowledge on the situation of the
host and Rohingya communities, to identify the sufferings and challenges of both communities, and
to place some specific recommendations. To conduct the social review, COAST formed four Social
Cohesion Committees in four unions hosting refugee camps. The Social Cohesion Committees
visited both camps and host communities, they visited eight camps and four unions of Ukhiya and
Teknaf Upazila. The report is the reflection of the observations, findings, and recommendations
of the cohesions committees on the Rohingya issues. [Click here details report]

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The Cox’s Bazar is hosting about 1 million Rohingya people forced to flee from Myanmar to survive from the atrocities of the Myanmar armies. COAST has conducted a Social Review to get practical knowledge on the situation of the host and Rohingya communities, to identify the sufferings and challenges of both communities, and to place some specific recommendations. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided technical and financial support for the review process as a part of its project on social cohesion and peaceful co-existence.
The social review was the first of its kind in the Rohingya response. To conduct the social review COAST formed four Social Cohesion Committees in four unions hosting refugee camps. These unions are Raza Palong, Palong Khali, Whykong, Hnila Unions of Ukhiy and Teknaf Upazila under the Cox’s Bazar district. Each committee consists of five host community representatives with three male and two female members. The committee consists of male and female Union Parishad (UP) members, teachers, social workers, etc. [Click here details report]

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To ensure the sustainability of any effort towards development and empowerment, the positive engagement of the program participants and stakeholders is a must. Ensuring the positive engagement of the participants and stakeholders in its efforts is one of the core development strategies of COAST Trust. To ensure the sustainability of its efforts of socio-economic development, COAST ensures engagement of the program participants in the field level in need assessment, designing programs, monitoring, and evaluation of the programs.

During 2018, one of the major attentions of COAST was to the Rohingya response. COAST took a separate strategy to ensure an effective humanitarian response. Along with this humanitarian response, COAST also implemented development activities on institutional development, social justice, primary healthcare, food security, child protection, adolescent and youth empowerment, women empowerment, gender equality, climate justice, community radio, and advocacy.
This Annual report of COAST Trust for the year of 2018, consists of stories of COAST efforts of engaging its program participants in its programs.
[Click here for full report]

Experts suggested thinking about other alternatives instead of considering repatriation as the only solution to the Rohingya crisis. Along with this, they also urged the government to take the effective initiative to highlight the present situation and future risks of the Rohingya crisis to the intellectuals and thinkers of different countries. On 13 June 2019 the daily Samakal and COAST Trust organized a roundtable discussion titled ‘Human Dignity of Rohingya: Bangladesh Perspectives’. Speakers’ opinion and suggestions are mentioned in brief click here