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. In relation to the camp management role and to ensure participation, a number of committees have been formed comprising of Rohingya refugees such as WASH committees, WATCH groups, and Youth groups and etc. As a result, these committees will play an important role to hold humanitarian actors to account on the aid process.

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.
Core Areas Include:

  • Ensure protection through preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV) and abuse by offering psychosocial support and counselling.
  • Providing need-based first-aid medical support as well as referral services.
  • Providing dignity kits, blankets, tents, solar lights, Compact Rice Husk (alternative cooking fuel) and WASH facilities through installation of tube-wells, toilets and bathing spaces.

In addition, ActionAid Bangladesh is implementing a women-centered emergency response to support the Rohingya refugees, focusing on the protection rights of women and girls. Adhering to international human rights law/humanitarian principles, we uphold the rights of the Rohingya for safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation as well as their right to adequate and appropriate humanitarian aid and assistance while in displacement. To this end, we have been focusing our advocacy efforts on identifying and communicating critical humanitarian needs with the participation of the stakeholders. We are also capturing the knowledge and sharing the main concerns and circumstances of this crisis with the local, national and international audiences; for the benefit of all stakeholders. We hope that these efforts will contribute to sensitizing the national and international decision-makers and the civil society to support this cause.

Our Reach


193466 Total Reach


61383 Reproductive Health Related Service


74105 Women Receiving Compact Rice Husk Stick


73207 Rohingya Response


30000 Children Reached


20M Digital Media Outreach

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Stateless

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Rohingya Community Observes World Refugee Day 2019

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Rohingya Women Living Better, Safer

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Rohingya Crisis: Children are Smiling Again

About 65 million people in the world today are refugees or forcibly displaced according to UNHCR. The reality is grave for a person seeking refuge in another country, who do not have any guarantee of coming back to their own land, which they use to call home once. Kutupalong in Bangladesh is the largest refugee camp in the world right now, sheltering over 800,000 displaced citizens of Myanmar, the majority of which are minors. There were still inadequate facilitates to provide shelter and required lifesaving items to thousands of incoming Rohingya refugees. Children were roaming around everywhere in the makeshift camps, without a clue of what to do.
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International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions

The current Rohingya population taking refuge in Bangladesh amounts to over 1 million, with the majority comprising women and children. They are one of the most vulnerable groups of people deprived of basic human rights in the world today. Subjected to violence and conflict, and unrecognized as citizens of Myanmar, they first began their exodus across the border into Bangladesh in the 70s, then in the 90s and most recently over the past three years.
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One Year Mark of the Rohingya Exodus and Article 14 of the Dhaka Declaration

In April 2018 ActionAid and partners adopted the Dhaka Declaration at the International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and pledged to uphold its clauses. Article 14 of the Declaration holds us committed to ‘emphasize the need to constructively build on the strengths of the Rohingya population, particularly women and girls, and engage them as leaders in the design of any future sustainable development solutions in line with the SDGs’.
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An uncertain life: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh

The influx of refugees from Rohingya into Bangladesh is now over 370,000, with the figures rising daily. They are supported by the Bangladesh government, local and international NGOs, and host communities. Bangladesh has been hosting Rohingya refugees in Cox's Chittagong Division Bazar District in the country's southeast region since the 1970’s. One of the major influx was during 1991-1992 when 250,000 entered the country but aside from 32,000 who continued to reside in registered camps, most were repatriated.
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Cartoons have always been an effective medium to make strong and meaningful political statements which are easily understood by most people. For this, through this graphic novel, ActionAid Bangladesh has tried to portray the Rohingya refugee crisis, the violence and injustice against refugees through visual artwork.
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Site Management of Camp’s in Cox Bazar

The implementation agreement of the project was made between IOM and ActionAid Bangladesh. The initiative aims to provide life-saving site management interventions for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. Specifically, this project aims to provide site coordinator and site management activities in camps 11 and…
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Site Management of Camp’s in Cox Bazar

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International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions

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Rohingya Crisis: Children are Smiling Again

About 65 million people in the world today are refugees or forcibly displaced according…

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About 65 million people in the world today are refugees or forcibly displaced according…

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Improving water, sanitation, hygiene and the environment for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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International Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions

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Addressing the needs of the displaced Rohingya population in Bangladesh

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Improving water, sanitation, hygiene and the environment for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Women Led Emergency Response

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