Project profile — Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis - Doctors of the World 2018


Doctors of the World Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011509)
2018-01-15 - 2018-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Bangladesh (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2018 – Following the outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in August 2017, more than 647,000 Rohingya crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh over a period of several months. These refugees joined more than 200,000 Rohingya already in the district of Cox's Bazar following earlier waves of displacement. With GAC’s support, Doctors of the World Canada is helping to respond to the immediate needs of refugees in Cox’s Bazar, including the specific needs of women and girls. Activities include: (1) providing primary healthcare consultations, as well as sexual and reproductive health services; (2) medical management and appropriate referrals for survivors of gender-based violence; (3) providing mental health and psychosocial support; and (4) gender-sensitive awareness-raising through sessions on health education, gender-based violence and mental health in conflict-affected communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access of crisis-affected populations in Cox’s Bazar to primary healthcare services; (2) increased access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services with a particular focus on gender-based violence; and (3) increased access to mental health and psycho-social support. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crisis or that are facing acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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