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: heavy rains in July 2018 triggered landslides and flooding throughout Cox’s Bazar district. In addition, the country has received over 700,000 new Rohingya refugees since August 2017. UNFPA is presently supporting 19 safe spaces for women and girls in Cox's Bazar for Rohingya and host communities and one in Jamalpur for flood affected people. Two mobile clinics provide services everyday and almost 45,000 dignity kits were distributed as of June 2018. UNFPA is strengthening the health system at all levels – from supporting Government policy to deploying professional midwives – to ensuring quality sexual and reproductive health care is delivered across the country. UNFPA is leading the gender-based violence sub-cluster and the sexual and reproductive health / Minimum Initial Service Package working group (will be formally activated soon).

Country Population: 161.0 mil

Humanitarian needs

3.30 million
825,000
49,500
978,089
Last updated on - 01 Diciembre 2018
Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    80,728
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    220
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    3,773
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    129,990
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    7,888
    GBV survivors reached
    11,950
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    72,820
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    2
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
    19
    Número de puntos de prestación de servicios que proporcionan una gestión clínica de la violación
    21
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    21
    Dignity Kits distributed
    80,728
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    220
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    50
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

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  • 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.