Health in Bangladesh

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 51 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 260,000 people in Cox’s Bazar until 30 June 2020. In the absence of clear pathways to durable solutions for the displaced population it is highly likely that this will be a context of protracted displacement, and protracted crisis.
The extended operation will focus on four integrated approaches: continuing humanitarian assistance, enhancing preparedness for response, strengthening community resilience, and fostering social cohesion. Specifically, continuing essential humanitarian assistance will include delivery of shelter; health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) services, with a target of 200,000 displaced people from Rakhine State and 60,000 people from host communities.

The IFRC network has reached over 250,000 people

The revised plan of action also addresses key cross cutting issues, including protection and community engagement and accountability. Emergency preparedness, cyclone preparedness and National Society development are; also prioritized. This revised plan of action is part of the Federation-wide One Window Approach plan of action, which outlines a Federation-wide strategy for the longer-term response to this crisis (2019-2023).

To date, the IFRC network has reached over 250,000 people through various interventions. This revision reflects restructured activities and human resources required according to ongoing needs and context. The main orientations of the extended operation include shelter to continue to provide essential household items, emergency shelter items and shelter awareness.

The capacity building for shelter improvements

However, out of 40,000 families, 4,000 families or more will be; assisted with transitional shelter assistance including the capacity building for shelter improvements; 2,500 families with durable mid-term shelter assistance; in the camps and more than 750 households in host communities (Palong Khali Union); with shelter assistance, cash, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and some relief items.

However, protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI): Dignity, Access, Participation, Safety (DAPS) centres; one DAPS centre has been established in Burmapara camp and two have been; operationalized in Hakimpara and Tansimakola camps. So, these projects aim to target the most vulnerable and enable their access to safe spaces that mitigate the exposure to protection risks and promote empowerment of the affected communities.

So, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): to continue to promote DRR and resilience building; to mitigate risks through specific activities and promotion of cross-cutting topics; such as gender and diversity, youth engagement, social networks strengthening, women empowerment, livelihood diversity and protection. Additionally, DRR is; incorporated into multiple sectors across the response; where relevant and feasible. The incorporation includes prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures.