Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the ICRC helps people affected by violence, promotes IHL, enhances physical rehabilitation services and supports the Bangladesh Red Crescent. With the Bangladesh Red Crescent, we reunite missing people with their families and facilitate the repatriation of migrants.

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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
  • 3
    COVID-19 isolation centres (rehabilitated & equipped by ICRC) were inaugurated in Keraniganj, Feni and Kishoreganj prisons
  • 2,500
    Info-as-aid posters on COVID-19 prevention were distributed to 68 prisons and to the Prisons Directorate
  • 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
  • 50,750
    Consultations were provided at the emergency department of District Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar
  • 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)
  • 5,252
    Primary health care consultations were provided to displaced people from Rakhine and the host community members in Cox’s Bazar area
  • 100
    Personnel from Dhaka Metropolitan Police Traffic Division received five training sessions on basic first aid for first responders