Bangladesh population

Bangladesh: Population Movement – Revised Emergency Appeal # MDRBD018 – Revision # 3 – Bangladesh


This revised emergency appeal requests 33,516,6271 Swiss francs – instead of 12,763,504 Swiss francs – to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to assist the Crescent Society. -Bangladesh Red (BDRCS) to provide assistance and support to a total of 200,000 people. This revised emergency appeal results in a funding gap of 24,006,582 Swiss francs. The operation, the duration of which has been further extended until June 30, 2019 (from September 30, 2018), will focus on the following sectors: health (including psychosocial support (PSS) and nutrition); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); livelihoods (including food security); shelter (including non-food items); restoring family links (RFL); disaster and crisis risk reduction, protection, gender and inclusion (ERP); and capacity building of the National Society.

The revision of the appeal is based on the increase in critical humanitarian needs due to the sudden and severe population displacements since August 25, 2017; contingency planning for an expected continued influx of people; the need for medium and long-term interventions to support community safety, dignity and resilience in what is likely to be a protracted crisis; the importance of addressing humanitarian impacts on host communities and contingency planning or measures for upcoming hurricane seasons; and the potential outbreak of disease, including cholera.

The Crisis and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Response to Date

October-December 2016: A first influx of people from Rakhine State in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar takes place, with some 87,000 registered arrivals.

January 17, 2017: The IFRC allocates 273,151 Swiss francs from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to launch the BDRCS response.

March 18, 2017: The IFRC launches an emergency appeal for 3,265,766 Swiss francs, to enable the provision of assistance to 25,000 people.

May 30, 2017: Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Cox’s Bazar and the districts of Bandarban, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Khagrachari and Rangamati experience the worst landslides in history, with at least 160 human lives lost.

August 15, 2017: The IFRC launches a revised emergency appeal of 4 million Swiss francs to address the needs worsened by Cyclone Mora.

August 25, 2017: Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State causes a new influx of people into south-eastern Bangladesh. As of September 12, 2017, the Intersectoral Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that approximately 379,851 people had crossed the border into Bangladesh.

September 14, 2017: The IFRC launches a revised emergency appeal of 12.76 million Swiss francs to meet the needs of the new influx of people. The IFRC’s global response tools are starting to be deployed, including Emergency Response Units (ERUs), Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT), Regional Emergency Response Teams (RDRT) and delegates / support staff.

23 October 2017: The IFRC launches the third revised emergency appeal in the amount of 33,516,627 Swiss francs to help 200,000 people.


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