Grants and Contributions

Rohingya Crisis - SRHR and GBV in Bangladesh - IRC 2020
Agreement Number:
7419940 P008937001
Agreement Date:
Apr. 15, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2021
March 2020 – Following the outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya people crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh over a period of several months. Currently, there are approximately 855,000 Rohingya refugees living in 34 highly congested settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in significant humanitarian needs. With GAC’s support, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is improving the health and safety of Rohingya women and girls through the provision of integrated sexual and reproductive health services and gender-based violence prevention and response. Project activities include: (1) delivering emergency obstetric, antenatal, delivery and postpartum services; (2) providing comprehensive abortion, family planning and sexually transmitted infection care; (3) offering quality support for survivors of gender-based violence; and (4) developing effective referral pathways for clinical and mental health care, psychosocial support and other health services.
Global Affairs Canada
Expected Results:

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) effective treatment for complications of pregnancy and childbirth for women and adolescent girls; and (2) protection from and treatment of consequences of gender-based violence for women and girls.

The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in communities experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.

New York , United States of America
Reference Number:
Agreement Type:
International Development Assistance Program
Program Purpose:

The main purpose on the International Development Assistance Program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where Global Affairs Canada engages in international development.

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