In Bangladesh, the ICRC helps people affected by violence, visits detainees, supports physical rehabilitation services and promotes IHL. Together with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, it strives to re-establish family links where contacts between relatives have been interrupted, and to reunite missing people with their families.

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In numbers

Facts and figures — Jan - Dec 2023

  • 21,279
    detainees were visited in 5 prisons
  • 673
    Red Cross messages or oral messages were exchanged to restore contact among separated family members
  • 180
    BDRCS volunteers received advanced first-aid training and 26 others joined training of trainers’ sessions
  • 3,396
    people with disabilities were fitted with prostheses and orthoses and received physiotherapy services
  • 4,700
    household visits, 130 community sessions, 9 school sessions, 2 street drama shows and 42 public announcements were conducted to promote sustainable sludge management services
  • 4,000
    people displaced from Rakhine received emergency food, essential supplies, and 108 shelter kits were distributed among host communities in Tumbru, Bandarban
  • 283
    faculty members, NGO representatives, trainee diplomats, judges BDRCS staff, and university students enhanced their knowledge in IHL by participating in IHL sessions and events
  • 336
    BDRCS staff and 70 varied participants joined sessions on the BDRCS mandates, Fundamental Principles of the Movement, and Safer Access Framework