Project profile — Rohingya Crisis - Health, Nutrition, Protection and WASH Assistance in Bangladesh - ACF 2020


Action Against Hunger (CA-CRA_ACR-3833634678)
2020-03-27 - 2022-09-08
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Bangladesh (100.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (68.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (16.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (16.00%)

Policy marker 

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


March 2020 – Following the outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya people crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh over a period of several months. Currently, there are approximately 855,000 Rohingya refugees living in 34 highly congested settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in significant humanitarian needs. With GAC’s support, Action Against Hunger (ACF) is providing comprehensive gender-responsive nutrition, health, protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming to address lifesaving needs and reduce vulnerability. Project activities include: (1) treating acutely malnourished children, and pregnant and lactating women; (2) providing mental health, psychosocial support and protection information, programs and services; (3) upgrading sanitation facilities with solar lighting, locks and gender-specific signage; (4) providing training and support to women leaders to promote the advancement and protection of women and girls; and (5) conducting information sessions with men and boys on the prevention of gender-based violence and child marriage.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to gender-responsive sanitation facilities, undernutrition prevention and treatment programs, mental health and psychosocial support, and protection services; (2) enhanced participation of women and girls in decision-making regarding their protection, sexual and reproductive health; and (3) increased knowledge of men and boys of gender equality (GE) issues that enables them to better support the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and the promotion of GE in their household and communities. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in communities experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.

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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