IFOR's Bangladesh branch Anando responds to Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Since 25th of August 2017, Bangladesh has welcomed over 693,000 forcibly-displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar who require immediate, ongoing humanitarian services to address their basic needs. Taking into account the pre-existing Rohingya population in the area, and affected members of the host community, roughly 1.3 million people are in need of comprehensive services and support. Over the past months, the situation in Cox’s Bazar drastically evolved as the humanitarian community mobilized. While significant efforts have been made to meet the immediate needs of the newly arriving populations and those in the local area, many will continue to require ongoing humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. 


Anando is a non-profit and non-political non-government development organization founded in 1997. Anando has been working in Cox’s Bazar since 1997 with development support for local community. Anando have implemented several sectoral and integrated development projects in Cox’s Bazar having financial support from National and International donors. Apart of normal community development activities, Anando also implemented relief and rehabilitation program at first in 1998 among the cyclone affected people. 


Recently, Anando extended its food support to Rohingya camp at Balukhali camp among 2000 families in 1st spell on September 20, 2017. The goods included flattened rice, dry molasses, flop rice, etc. and further having assistance from Welt Hunger Hilfe (WHH)-Bonn, Germany, provided food and hygiene kits support covering 3200 households.


At present, ANANDO has distributed 4,774 Menstrual Hygiene kit among 12-50 years old female Rohingya beneficiaries at Camp 24 in Leda, Hnila Union under Teknaf Upazila in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. IOM donated 5000 Hygiene Top up Kits to Anando for distribution of 5000 Rohingya families at Camp 24 Leda in Hnila Union under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The hygiene promotion sessions, hand washing campaign, Interactive Popular Theatres are going on at the Rohingya community level. 

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Maniruzzaman Miah
Executive Director, Anando
13A/4A, Babar Road (1st Floor), Block-B, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207.
Telephone: +880-2-58156806
Fax: +88-02-58156794
Mobile: 01713-118371
Email: anando@citechco.net
Web: www.anando-bd.org