Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, we started working in Bangladesh in 2020. This humanitarian project builds on our experience of supporting Rohingya people in refugee camps in Myanmar and especially the long-standing work of our partner, RDRS in Bangladesh. In 2020, we worked in the region around Cox's Bazar in eastern Bangladesh (including camps #12 and #18).

Our priorities include social and economic support for refugees and covering a wide range of needs not fully covered by other large humanitarian agencies and organizations: from maintenance and rehabilitation of water/sewer systems, to supporting labor, providing specific material assistance, nutritional counseling, or reproductive and menstrual health education. We also support the concept of a green refugee camp, where trees are planted and intended to help reduce the risk of landslides that threaten their homes.

Last but not least, we have also dedicated ourselves to supporting the host community. We cleaned around 12,000 meters of drainage in the refugee camps by deploying refugee workers who were given the opportunity to earn income for their families.

  • We sensitized 960 households to good hygiene habits as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response. We distributed protective hygiene kits. 
  • We taught more than 1,500 girls and women how best to take care of their menstrual health. We also provided them with basic menstrual hygiene supplies.
  • We trained 448 small local farmers in an effort to increase their economic self-reliance. 
  • We distributed a total of 10,062 mosquito nets. 
  • Employing local people, we planted a total of 28,551 trees.