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 2022

  • 45,550
    Detainees in 5 prisons benefited from a programme to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19
  • 293
    Missing people traced and put in contact with their families through the Restoring Family Links programme
  • 121,061
    consultations and 43,367 primary-health-care consultations provided, respectively, at the Emergency department of District Sadar Hospital and other ICRC-supported health facilities in Cox’s Bazar
  • 115
    BDRCS volunteers received Basic ‘Management of the Dead’ training
  • 2,507
    People benefited from Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) counselling sessions in Cox’s Bazar
  • 4,303
    Disabled people fitted with prostheses and orthoses and provided with physiotherapy services
  • 30,000
    People benefited from ICRC-supported services, developed with Teknaf Municipality, for the safe collection and treatment of latrine sludge and to promote good hygiene
  • 4,000
    People displaced from Rakhine provided with food and essential supplies. The displaced and host community also benefited from a multipurpose activities shelter
  • 698
    Police officers and 437 military and paramilitary officers received training in International Rules and Standards for Policing, international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL)
  • 238
    BDRCS volunteers received orientation on how to increase their acceptance, security and access to people and communities in need