Project profile — Bangladesh – Response to Food Insecurity – WFP 2023


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2023-09-25 - 2024-01-01
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Bangladesh (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


June 2023 – The food security situation is worsening for the 920,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. The World Food Programme (WFP), the leading food security actor in Cox’s Bazar and Bashan Char, reduced its food assistance for a second time due to severe funding constraints this year. The current monthly allocation is insufficient for Rohingya refugees to meet their basic food needs. With GAC’s support, WFP is working to save lives and help reduce the suffering of people affected by food insecurity in Bangladesh. Project activities include: (1) delivering in-kind food assistance to crisis-affected Rohingya refugees; and (2) making multi-purpose cash transfers to cover immediate food and nutrition needs.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased equitable access to food and nutrition assistance for crisis-affected Rohingya refugees; and (2) increased equitable access to multi-purpose cash assistance for crisis-affected Rohingya refugees. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
25-09-2023 Commitment $2,000,000
26-09-2023 Disbursement $2,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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