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 - June 2022

  • 24,718
    Detainees in 5 prisons benefitted from a programme to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19
  • 144
    Missing people traced and put in contact with their families through the Restoring Family Links programme
  • 178
    First responders, including members of law enforcement agencies and the armed forces, joined basic first-aid training
  • 499
    People benefitted from mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) counselling sessions conducted in Cox’s Bazar
  • 5,098
    People benefitted from individual and community sessions conducted by volunteers and social workers in Cox’s Bazar
  • 30,000
    People benefitted from ICRC-supported services, developed with Teknaf Municipality, for the safe collection and treatment of latrine sludge
  • 4,000
    Displaced people from Rakhine provided with food on a monthly basis
  • 2,137
    People with disabilities fitted with prostheses and orthoses and given physiotherapy services
  • 437
    Military and paramilitary officers received training in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL)
  • 200
    Volunteers from four BDRCS units given orientation to increase their acceptance, security and access to people and communities in need