(UNHCR) – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has just completed the first phase of Rohingya refugee family counting, where more than half a million refugees from Myanmar have so far been counted. UNHCR has met the Minister of Home Affairs overseeing the individual biometric registration exercise and briefed on the progress made on the family counting. The exercise, conducted jointly by UNHCR and Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission (RRRC), took place in the Kutupalong camp, makeshift and extension areas and Balukhali makeshift areas and is now extending to further south. Going from shelter to shelter, more than 100 UNHCR-hired enumerators have so far gathered data on 120,284 families comprising 517,643 refugees.