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WFP Bangladesh - Rohingya Refugee Response - Market Assessments
Since 2017, the market environment in Cox’s Bazar has evolved substantially, with significant economic interaction between enterprises and individuals inside and outside the Rohingya refugee camps. In November 2021, WFP and UNHCR conducted the first market assessment of Bhasan Char which showed that most commodity prices are higher than other markets due to the transportation cost from the mainland.

These market assessments diagnose the market situation and functionality based on the most up-to-date information, as humanitarian actors consider enhancing market-based approaches.