Covid-19 : Perception of Bangladeshi Host and Rohingya communities

Listening group community feedback data suggests that Rohingya people were not very aware about coronavirus. In February 2020, data was collected from 407 listening groups conducted by different agencies. Among them, only 1.2% of the groups mentioned coronavirus. All those who raised concerns about coronavirus in February came from camp 8E. They said they wanted to know more about coronavirus, the symptoms and how they could prevent themselves from getting it. Given the low level of awareness amongst the listening group participants, BBC Media Action and TWB conducted primary data collection (focus group discussions) with the Rohingya community to find out more. In addition we also conducted primary data collection to find out more about awareness within the host community.

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