Starting on 4th April 2018, all foreign NGO staff supporting the Rohingya response need to secure an access pass to enter the camps. This procedure applies to all NGO staff from outside Bangladesh, irrespective of the visa they hold.
Below is an outline of how to apply for the Access Pass.
Visit the office of the RRRC, Motel Road, Cox’s Bazar (near UNHCR Offices).
Go to room No 06, NGO Section and meet with Assistant Secretary Md. Nazrul Islam.
Complete the provided form and submit with your other required documents to Md. Nazrul Islam.
Receive your Access Pass signed by the RRRC and ARRRC (Additional RRRC).
For more information please contact –
Mr. Arif Faysal Khan
Assistant RRRC(Assistant Secretary )
Omar Faroque Rostom
RRRC Office, Cox's Bazar
Protocol for going to the camps
Visitors to Cox’s Bazar need to be aware that there are checkpoints stationed by local law enforcement officers prior to entering the camps. The purpose of these checkpoints is twofold: to ensure that visitors to the camp are accounted for, and to preserve the dignity of camp inhabitants from potential “disaster tourists”.
When you are approached by camp officials it’s important to remember – do not be alarmed. These are routine checks put in place to ensure the protection of all camp inhabitants and the people working there on a daily basis. You will be requested to provide your identification documentation in addition to your Access Pass, so please do so calmly and comply with all instructions reasonably given to you.