Introduction

Introduction

The virtues of Emergency Response include faith, courage, insistence, love and compassion. In humanitarian response, ActionAid always puts emphasis on ensuring accountability and transparency and it should not be the one way rather both way communication needed so that community can hold us to account during the emergency responses. In the humanitarian context of the Rohingya refugee influx in Bangladesh, AAB is working in cooperation with the Government of Bangladesh. AAB is responsible for the camp management of Mainarghona camp/ extension of Balukhali camp. The accountability mechanism of AAB is not just establishing a system but will enable refugees to participate in the humanitarian aid process and hold humanitarian agencies accountable.

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Background

Rohingya refugees started to stream into Bangladesh since August 2017 due to the eruption of extreme violence in Rakhine. While the Rohingya people have now found shelter in Bangladesh, concerns around their security and needs in terms of access to food, protection, health, and WASH services still prevails. ActionAid Bangladesh has been working to fight the Rohingya crisis since the beginning of the influx. ActionAid Bangladesh is primarily working to ensure the protection of women, adolescent girls and children by establishing Women Safe Spaces (WSS) along with child-friendly corners as part of the WSS.

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History

AAB initiated Rohingya response journey through establishment of total three Women Safe Space (WSS) to provide psycho-social counselling , GBV, clinical services, recreational activities and livelihood skill, awareness session services for at least 5000 women and adolescent girls. Around 5,250 dignity kits (which includes Sanitary Napkin, Panty, Thami, Maxi, Orna, Slipper, Laundry Bar and Torch/Solar Light) distributed to women and adolescent girls to ensure protection services.

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Impact Statistics


100 Villages Reached


45 Families Reached


578 People Directly Benefited


76 Women Benefited

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Site Management of Camp’s in Cox Bazar

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