Bangladesh Humanitarian Emergency

A mother and her young child.
Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including floods and cyclones, thereby threatening lives and livelihoods. In addition, the country has been hosting thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar for decades. Most recently, as of August 2017, over 670,000 Rohingya people have fled violence to seek refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This brings the number of Rohingyas living in Bangladesh to over one million. Whether a woman lives or dies in a crisis depends on whether she has access to lifesaving emergency obstetric care and critical sexual and reproductive health (SRH)services, including contraception, and the protection she needs for her health and dignity. Gender-based violence (GBV) also increases in such settings. UNFPA has sustained its provisions of lifesaving SRH services, and continues to work to prevent and respond to GBV.

Country Population: 161.0 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

6.34 million
1.78 million
240,000
1.84 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    210,334
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    36,764
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    140,001
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    5,017
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    29,450
    GBV survivors reached
    2,576
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    19,475
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    30
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    12
    Number of safe spaces
    31
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    12
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    36
    Dignity Kits distributed
    36,764
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    150
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    50
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    14
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    152
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    25

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.