Bangladesh – Humanitarian Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Reporting Organization:Doctors of the World - Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,500,000
Timeframe: January 2, 2018 - August 1, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Martine Bernier
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Doctors of the World - Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

Return to top


Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 1,500,000.00 (100.00%)

Return to top

Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100 %)

Return to top


Following the outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in August 2017, more than 647,000 Rohingya crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh over a period of several months. These refugees joined more than 200,000 Rohingya already in the district of Cox’s Bazar following earlier waves of displacement. With GAC’s support, Doctors of the World Canada is helping to respond to the immediate needs of refugees in Cox’s Bazar, including the specific needs of women and girls. Activities include: (1) providing primary healthcare consultations, as well as sexual and reproductive health services; (2) medical management and appropriate referrals for survivors of gender-based violence; (3) providing mental health and psychosocial support; and (4) gender-sensitive awareness-raising through sessions on health education, gender-based violence and mental health in conflict-affected communities.

Return to top

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: 20,434
Return to top


2 Healthcare clinics provided with SRHR consultations
2 Healthcare clinics provided with mental health and psychosocial support services
3 Primary healthcare clinics provided with primary healthcare curative consultations
Return to top

Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Ultimate outcome :
– Reduced suffering, increased and maintained human dignity, and lives saved for crisis-afected population in Chittatong division

Intermediate outcome :
– Increased use of essential primary healthcare services including SRH, GBV, treatment and MHPSS for crisis-affected population in Cox’s Bazar

Immediate outcomes :
– Increased access of crisis-affected population to quality PHC services in Cox’s Bazar
– Increased access of crisis-affected populations, particularly women and girls, to quality comprehensive gender-sensitive SRH services with a special focus on GBV in Cox’s Bazar
– Increased access of crisis-affected population to quality mental health and psychosocial support in Cox’s Bazar

Achieved Results

– 98% of appropriateness between complaints/diagnosis/prescription for the 3 common disease
– 100% of health partners staff who have received PHC services training
– 142 health education sessions provided in total over the project period
– 296 women attending ANC1
– 1741 individuals (734 women, 1007 men) receiving MHPSS consultations
– 100% of medium or severe MH patients who have been referred
– 96 gender-sensitive awareness raising sessions on MHPSS conducted


SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of people who have experienced, or are at risk of, any form of SGBV that have received related services in the previous 12 months
  • % of primary service delivery points with least 3 modern methods of contraception available on the day of assessment
Return to top
Return to top

Associated Projects (If applicable)

Return to top