Bangladesh

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 2021

  • 77,208
    Detainees in 68 prisons benefited from Infection Prevention and Control measures and donation of medical and non-medical items to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • 119
    Missing people traced and put in contact with their families as part of the Restoring Family Links programme
  • 112
    Health workers and first responders benefited from training sessions enabling them to manage stress
  • 4,000
    People displaced from Rakhine regularly assisted with food and essential household items
  • 119
    Unaccounted-for people located successfully and reestablished contact with their families with the help of the Restoring Family Links Programme
  • 65,800
    Items of personal protective equipment (PPE) along with 2,575 body bags were donated to various institutions to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 3,613
    People with disabilities fitted with prostheses and orthoses and provided with physiotherapy services and/or assistive devices
  • 1,636
    People with disabilities were fitted with prostheses and orthoses and received physiotherapy services (including 36 displaced people from Rakhine and host communities)
  • 558
    Military and police personnel were trained in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL)
  • 232
    First responders and health workers benefited from training in first aid, basic first-aid (Training of Trainers) and burns management