Food Distribution Project for Rohingya Refugees and llost Population 2021

Reporting Organization:International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 200,000
Timeframe: June 25, 2021 - September 24, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Sumaiya Jahan
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)

Participating Organizations

  • NGOs

    • Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha (GUSS)

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 200,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (50.00 %)

Humanitarian Response (50.00 %)

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The Rohingya refugee context in Bangladesh is a serious humanitarian crisis where the affected populations are receiving limited international aid, classifying as a protracted crisis where the provision of humanitarian assistance remains challenging. GUSS has been working in this area with the support of various partners and donors from the early 2017 along with other international, national and UN Organizations in a very collaborative and coordinated way under the regulation of Bangladesh Government. It is estimated that over 655,000 Rohingya refugees already live in Bangladesh before this influx that took place at the end of August 2017. Presently there is more than 1.2 million Rohingya population besides the local community in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazila in Cox’s Bazar. The vulnerability of the Rohingya refugee population is assessed to be very high because of the lack of legal protection, relying essentially on community networks and international institutions. The local communities of the Cox’s Bazar district are themselves already extremely vulnerable as the district is one of the worst performing districts in Bangladesh with poverty above 50% and even worsened in certain sub-districts like Ukhiya and Teknaf. The low performance of Cox’s Bazar is related to its geographical isolation, natural disaster-prone area, scarce employment opportunities and limited access to basic services WASH, Food security, health, protection and education. These high rates are the results of a broad range of factors including food insecurity, inadequate sanitation, limited access to safe water and poor health care coverage. Existing basic services for refugees and host communities have been overwhelmed due to the sudden and massive increase in population

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Persons with disabilities Other
Total Direct Population: 3,500
Total Indirect Population: 17,500
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1 Staff and volunteers appointed
1 Food parcels for refugee and host community procured
1 Distribution of food parcel organized
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

To improve the nutritional value among the Rohingya Refugees and vulnerable Bangladeshi Nationals which will reduce food insecurity during the Corona Pandemic

Achieved Results

3,500 Food Packs have been delivered to date reaching 3,500 Households of Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities in Cox’s Bazaar. 


SDG Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
SDG Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG 2.1.2 Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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