COVID-19 RETROSPECT: EPISODE 1

COVID-19's impact
on the income & livelihood of the
host communities across Cox’s Bazar

OVERVIEW

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only an emergency health crisis for the host communities but also a profound shock to their economic activity which was already in a fragile state following the Rohingya influx. Inspira advisory and consulting ltd has initiated a study to gather data on the impact of COVID-19 among the host communities across selected Upazilas under the Cox’s Bazar district. 

It can be apprehended that COVID-19 will have a significant impact in the host-Rohingya market equilibrium which needs to be considered in designing the new livelihood intervention in the region. Hence, the study was launched to document the evidence of the impact on the host community who are extremely vulnerable to the double hurdle – Rohingya influx and COVID-19.