Rohingya Crisis – Health, Nutrition, Protection and WASH Assistance in Bangladesh – ACF 2020

Reporting Organization:Action Against Hunger Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,400,000
Timeframe: March 27, 2020 - September 8, 2022
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Action Against Hunger Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 2,400,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100.00 %)

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March 2020 – Following the outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya people crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh over a period of several months. Currently, there are approximately 855,000 Rohingya refugees living in 34 highly congested settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in significant humanitarian needs. With GAC’s support, Action Against Hunger (ACF) is providing comprehensive gender-responsive nutrition, health, protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming to address lifesaving needs and reduce vulnerability. Project activities include: (1) treating acutely malnourished children, and pregnant and lactating women; (2) providing mental health, psychosocial support and protection information, programs and services; (3) upgrading sanitation facilities with solar lighting, locks and gender-specific signage; (4) providing training and support to women leaders to promote the advancement and protection of women and girls; and (5) conducting information sessions with men and boys on the prevention of gender-based violence and child marriage.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult men Adult women Children, boys Children, girls
Descriptors: Refugees
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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1 Medical treatment
1 mental health and psychosocial support and services
1 upgrading sanitation facilities
1 training
1 information sessions
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to gender-responsive sanitation facilities, undernutrition prevention and treatment programs, mental health and psychosocial support, and protection services; (2) enhanced participation of women and girls in decision-making regarding their protection, sexual and reproductive health; and (3) increased knowledge of men and boys of gender equality (GE) issues that enables them to better support the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and the promotion of GE in their household and communities. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in communities experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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