This Emergency Appeal is being launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 3,265,766 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 25,000 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following sectors: Health, WASH, food security, nutrition, emergency shelter, non-food items, restoring family links and disaster risk reduction. October-December 2016: Mass population movements influx from Rakhine State in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar takes place
Findings from assessments carried out between December 2016 and January 2017 and an analysis of secondary data indicate that the newly arrived population in Cox’s Bazar are extremely vulnerable. Concerns for the newly displaced persons include lack of access to food security and nutrition, basic household items, WASH facilities, shelter, health, psychosocial support (PSS), gender and protection issues and the need for Restoring Family Links (RFL) services.
Out of the target 5,000 families, 2,000 families have been identified from the official camps for humanitarian assistance. Priority will be given to females who are more at risk of gender-based violence, pregnant/lactating females (including young pregnant women), elderly persons, people with disabilities, unaccompanied children and families that have more dependant members than standard family size.