Project profile — Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis - World Vision 2019


World Vision Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119304855)
2019-04-03 - 2020-03-31
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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2019 – Following the outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in August 2017, more than 735,000 Rohingya crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh over a period of several months.These refugees joined some 200,000 to 300,000 Rohingya already in Bangladesh following earlier waves of displacement. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in significant humanitarian needs. With GAC’s support, World Vision Canada is helping to meet the needs of Rohingya refugees with comprehensive programming to protect them from gender-based violence (GBV). Project activities include: (1) conducting awareness-raising sessions at various community protection spaces on sexual and reproductive health, child rights, good hygiene practices, and socialization for adolescent girls and boys; (2) mobilizing communities to conduct awareness-raising sessions on GBV and child protection violations, including child marriage; (3) providing case by case support to children and women at risk as identified; (4) providing psychosocial support to vulnerable girls and boys at community protection spaces; and (5) providing gender and age-appropriate livelihood opportunities, via cash-for-work activities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased knowledge and skills within the refugee community of community-based mechanisms of protection against GBV and child violations., such as abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, using age-specific and culturally-appropriate approaches for women, girls and boys; and (2) increased access to holistic, age-specific and culturally-appropriate responsive services for women, girls and boys that have survived GBV and child protection violations. The expected ultimate outcome is reduced vulnerability, increased and maintained human dignity (particularly for women and girls), and vulnerable lives saved of displaced populations affected by the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-04-2019 Commitment $1,000,000
12-04-2019 Disbursement $1,000,000
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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