Bangladesh – Humanitarian Response for Rohingya Refugees – Doctors Without Borders 2017

Reporting Organization:Doctors Without Borders Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,500,000
Timeframe: October 31, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Doctors Without Borders Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 3,500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100 %)

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The escalation of violence in Myanmar on August 25, 2017 has severely limited humanitarian access, restricting the delivery of essential food, medication and other basic commodities for all people living in northern Rakhine State, particularly the Rohingya population. The mass exodus of more than 519,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh, the majority being women and children, has triggered a humanitarian crisis of such a scale that concerted international co-operation is urgently required. This latest movement adds to an already significant caseload of an estimated 300,000 refugees in Bangladesh. The number of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh continues to grow, and key humanitarian actors are describing the current situation as the world’s fastest deteriorating refugee crisis. With GAC’s support, Doctors Without Borders is helping to meet the basic health, water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of up to 250,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, focusing particularly on women and girls. Project activities include: (1) providing emergency, primary and secondary healthcare services with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, mental health, sexual and gender-based violence, maternity services and obstetric care; and (2) providing access to sufficient quantity and quality of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Refugees
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
Total Indirect Population: 250,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to primary health care services, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, mental health, and sexual and gender-based violence; (2) improved access to life-saving emergency and secondary health care services, including maternity services; and (3) improved access to sufficient quantity and quality of water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crisis or that are facing acute food insecurity.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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