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 2023

  • 20,304
    detainees were visited in 5 prisons
  • 331
    Red Cross messages (written or verbal messages containing brief family news) were exchanged to restore contact among family members separated by conflict, migration or detention
  • 27
    health workers working at Upazila health complexes and Sadar Hospital in Khagrachari District (Chittagong Hill Tracts) received Basic Emergency Care training
  • 1,882
    people with disabilities fitted with prostheses and orthoses and provided with physiotherapy services
  • 1,128
    household visits, 51 community sessions and 4 ward-level local committee meetings conducted to increase social awareness and promote sustainable sludge management services
  • 4,000
    people displaced from Rakhine received emergency food and essential supplies while in temporary shelter in Tumbru area
  • 360
    police officers and 84 military officers trained on International Rules and Standards for Policing, international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL)
  • 40
    Master’s students of law benefited from a session on the theme, “New technologies of warfare and ICRC’s role in the development and clarification of IHL”
  • 106
    BDRCS volunteers were given orientation on addressing sexual violence and how to respond to victims/survivors of sexual violence