Bangladesh

Country Code: 
BD

IOM Appeal on Rohingya Crisis of August 2017

In the early hours of 25 August, violence broke out in the Rakhine state resulting in severe unrest, affecting a large number of minorities in the state. The extent and implications of the attack remain uncertain, however 429,000 people are estimated to have crossed the border since 25th August 2017 (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring, Round 5, 24 Sept 2017). New displacement sites have developed in Ukhiya, Whykong and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar. These new arrivals have crossed the border with a bare minimum of

Humanitarian Assistance to Bangladeshi Migrants Stranded in the Andaman Sea - Bangladesh

Irregular maritime migration from Bangladesh towards South East Asia has seen a steady increase over the years, with organized smuggling routes transporting people through the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea trying to reach South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. What may have begun as a voluntary journey is transformed into a severe case of trafficking.

Social Cost of Migration on Children Left Behind Due to Labour Migration

IOM in collaboration with Save the Children International (SCI) and the Canadian High Commission proposes to undertake a study to investigate and identify the social costs of migration on children of Bangladeshi migrant workers’ families (both internal and international migration). Specifically, the study aims to identify the impacts of migration on children at a household/community/social level; focusing on children’s safety and protection, health and well-being, education, and the right to be cared for.

Development Partnership Program for South Asia- Assessing Gender Dimensions and Impacts of Regional Cooperation and Integration in South Asia, Bangladesh

The proposed project will seek to support gender and safe mobility in the region through women’s empowerment to be brought about by increased participation in safe labor migration process that mitigates potential negative effects of irregular cross-border movement. This will be initiated through a study on Gender and Safe Mobility: promising global and regional practices, which includes both the “hard” and “soft” aspects of labor migration.

Providing Critical Life Saving Shelter/NFI & Site Management and Health Interventions to Newly Arrived Rohingyas in Bangladesh

In the early hours of 25 August, a violence broke out in the Rakhine state resulted in severe unrest affecting a large number of minorities in the state. The extent and implications of the attack remain uncertain, however 370,000 people have estimated to cross the border. These new arrivals have crossed the border with bare minimum possessions and are in dire needs of food, shelter, WASH and health services. Humanitarian agencies have started responded to the need immediately.

Providing Critical Life Saving Shelter/NFI & Site Management and Health Interventions to Newly Arrived Rohingyas in Bangladesh (Gov’t of Japan)

In the aftermath of the violence which broke out in Rakhine State in Myanmar, around 420,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh. The sountern district of Cox’s Bazaar is overwhenlimg with the sudden arrival of so many Rohingigyas. Escaping the violence, these Rohingiyas usually come with very little possessions. The humanitarian actors are providing critical life saving support to these Rohingyas. Under the current Japan funding IOM will provide shelter and NFIs to aaproximately 6,300 Rohingyas households (31,500 individuals).

Providing Critical Shelter Support for Newly Arrived Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazaar (CERF)

Over 515,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since 25 August 2017 (ISCG Report, 26 Sept). This new wave of Rohingya is settling spontaneously, in host communities, makeshift settlements, and new spontaneous sites that have been formed in Cox’s Bazar. New arrivals, having fled the violence, often come with no belongings or means to cook food. They currently set up makeshift shelters with limited resources they have, using inadequate materials.