Type of intervention
- Nutrition, health, mental health and Care practices
- Food security and livelihoods
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
- Disaster and climate change risk management
Places of interventions
- Cox’s Bazaar
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, as well as one of the poorest. Most of the people live in rural areas and are engaged in subsistence farming.
Because of its geographical location, Bangladesh knows a heavy monsoon and very violent natural disasters that are affecting it more frequently; they have a devastating impact on the most vulnerable populations (food insecurity, downgrading of the quality of water, massive migrations to overcrowded slums, etc.). Widespread poverty, governance issues, together with democracy and corruption issues, as well as lack of infrastructure are aggravating factors.
Malnutrition rates in Bangladesh are among the highest in the world. Nearly half of the mortality of children under 5 is related to under-nutrition. Treatment capabilities at national level are almost nonexistent. It is the reason why ACF mission is at present working on capacity-building regarding the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) in order to integrate these principles in the health and nutrition policies of Bangladesh. The humanitarian space is limited in some politically sensitive areas (for instance Cox's Bazar because of the presence of Rohingya refugees and the fear of seeing new influx of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar) and the international organizations must comply with time-consuming and cumbersome bureaucratic procedures.
After having addressed an emergency response following the flooding of 2011, ACF continued to develop longer term programs, such as of action more particularly prevention activities, but also DDR activities (disaster risk reduction) and resilience-building.
ECHO, UNHCR, BPRM (USA), WFP, AECID, COFRA foundation, Cartier, ACF's private donators
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiaries: 194,114
- Population: 150,5 million inhabitants
- Life expectancy: 68,9 years old
- Human Development Indicator: 146/187
- GDP/inhabitant: 550 US$
Sources : UNDP, UN
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In 2012, ACF mission strengthened and developed the existing projects.
Barguna: a 21-month Disaster Risk Reduction program that started in November 2011. This intervention aims to especially involve women as central actors in the disaster preparedness of the community.
Cox’s Bazar: ACF activities are carried out in the two UNHCR official refugee camps (Kutupalong and Nayapara) as well as in the non-formal Kutupalong Makeshift camp. Humanitarian aid to Rohingyas refugees includes interventions in nutrition, care practices and mental health, WASH (water sanitation and hygiene). The populations living in villages near the refugee camps are also affected by extensive poverty; this is the reason why ACF mission developed community-based management of acute malnutrition activities (CMAM) intended for these host communities.
North Bengal: the project on feeding practices and care practices (ANJE) dedicated to infants and young children launched at the end of 2010 was maintained in 2012.
Sirajganj: a technical assistance project that was launched in July 2011 in partnership with WFP permitted to increase the capabilities of an NGO, our local partner, in the implementation of a program to treat children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition through the CMAM approach and activities in food security and livelihoods (FSL). Furthermore ACF responded to the emergency following floods in July 2012.
Satkhira: ACF implemented the second phase of its emergency response for the flood victims through an integrated approach (Nutrition/WAHS/FSL) based on the first emergency intervention launched mid-2011.
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