Providing Shelther to Rohingya Refugees

10 March, 2020 Bangladesh, Myanmar, Economic Development, Food Security & Nutrition
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High vulnerability and lack of essential resources persist for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Since August 2017, over 723,000 Rohingya refugees fled from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to seek refuge in temporary shelters following an ethnic cleansing campaign in the Northern Rakhine State.

Nearly 88% of the total refugee population in Bangladesh is classified as highly vulnerable, relying largely on humanitarian assistance for food, water and shelter support. An estimated 914,998 Rohingya refugees are currently residing in Bangladesh (UNHCR, 2019). Over 900,000 are located within Teknaf and Ukhia.

Harsh climatic challenges have affected both the Rohingya Refugees and host community members in Bangladesh. An estimated 7.6 million people from 28 districts in Bangladesh have been affected by the floods in Bangladesh (IFRC, 2019). An estimated 600,000 homes and 160,000 hectares of cropland have been damaged as a result of the floods (IFRC, 2019).


IDRF is providing 120 Rohingya refugee households (800 beneficiaries) with newly constructed bamboo shelters. Each shelter is able to accommodate large family units and vulnerable beneficiary groups including pregnant and nursing mothers, those with disabilities and the elderly.
IDRF is also providing 2,000 Rohingya refugee households (15,500 beneficiaries) and 1,000 poor Bangladeshi households (4,700 beneficiaries) with food parcels supporting the nutritional needs of each household for a period of one month.


A $350 donation can provide a single household with a newly constructed bamboo shelter.
A $50 donation can provide a household with a food package supporting the nutritional needs of a household for a period of one month.

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