QRCS and KRCS improve the living conditions of 834,000 people in Bangladesh [EN/AR] – Bangladesh

February 9, 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) Representation Mission in Bangladesh is implementing a project to improve accommodation and healthcare services in Myanmar refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh.

Executed in cooperation with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), the project budget is $3 million, co-funded by QRCS and KRCS, with support from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). Running for two years until the end of May 2023, the project targets a total of 834,000 Myanmar refugees and residents of host communities, including 6,000 shelter beneficiaries and 828,000 care beneficiaries. primary health and community health.

The project serves several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as:

  • Objective n°3 (Good health and well-being),
  • Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), and
  • Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

The overall objective of the project is to improve living conditions and provide life-saving assistance to refugees and the public, by (1) providing safe shelter for 1,200 refugee families from Myanmar in three phases, (2) responding to their basic non-food needs, (3) the construction of two mosques to enable the safe practice of religious rituals and social activities, (4) the operation of three health centers to provide health care comprehensive and quality services to refugees and poor local families for 18 months, (5) building the capacity of medical and technical staff in health centres, (6) promoting health education to targeted communities, and (7 ) support for the referral system to medical centers and specialized hospitals.

Until the date of this report, several activities have been implemented for a total of 173,753 direct beneficiaries, of which 159,310 have benefited from 31,862 sensitization visits by community health teams, 14,346 patients have benefited from healthcare services primary health care and 97 people benefited from community care. training activities. This relief intervention is part of the humanitarian partnership between QRCS and KRCS (with the support of KFAED), which involves many projects that have made a difference in the lives of refugees in Bangladesh.

Present in Bangladesh since 2017, QRCS plays a complementary and supportive role to the humanitarian efforts of the Government of Bangladesh and the humanitarian organizations working there, inspired by the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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About the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS)

Established in 1978, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is a humanitarian volunteer organization that aims to assist and empower vulnerable people and communities without bias or discrimination.

The QRCS is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and 191 National Societies. The QRCS is also a member of several GCC, Arab and Islamic organizations, such as the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent and the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO). In this legally recognized capacity, QRCS has access to disaster and conflict areas, thereby serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian efforts – a role that sets it apart from other local charities and NGOs.

QRCS operates both locally and internationally and has ongoing international relief and development projects in a number of countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. QRCS humanitarian actions include support for disaster preparedness, disaster response, risk reduction and disaster recovery. To mitigate the impact of disasters and improve the livelihoods of affected populations, QRCS provides medical services, healthcare and social development to local communities. She is also active on the humanitarian advocacy front. With the help of an extensive network of trained and committed staff and volunteers, QRCS aspires to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

QRCS works under the umbrella of the seven international humanitarian principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteerism, unity and universality.

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