The ICRC in Bangladesh
Facts and Figures
ICRC activities between January to June 2014 in Bangladesh:
- With support from the ICRC, BDRCS started its involvement in two health facilities in Cox’s Bazar district in order to increase and improve medical services for residents and refugees.
- The needs of more than 850 households, amounting to over 4,700 individuals, victims of political violence in Khulna, Rangpur and Chittagong Divisions, had their immediate needs covered through BDRCS/ICRC distributions of emergency relief and cash grants.
- With support from the ICRC’s emergency services programme, BDRCS assisted people injured during politically motivated violence; in total, 150 wounded people received first aid, with 25 seriously injured people referred to hospitals.
- The living conditions of 535 vulnerable foreign detainees in 37 prisons were improved thanks to assistance kits (body and laundry soaps, cloth, towel, shirt, toothpaste etc) provided by BDRCS/ICRC.
- Some 262 vulnerable people with disabilities received a total of 54 prostheses and 290 orthoses from rehabilitation centres in Dhaka and Chittagong.
- The ICRC supported the newly commissioned Prosthetics and Orthotics School in Bangladesh, providing scholarships for 13 students.
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