Food for Peace Rohingya Response Infographic

On August 25, 2017, violence in Burma's Rakhine State prompted over 700,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. See how USAID's Office of Food for Peace is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Cox's Bazar District.

HUMANITARIAN NEEDS

More than 913,000 refugees and 336,000 Bangladeshis in need in Cox’s Bazar District

744,000 new arrivals as of September 2019

At least 88% of refugees rely on life-saving assistance

ALL refugees are in need of food assistance

OUR RESPONSE

~$123 Million in humanitarian assistance in FY 2019 for:

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE:

rice, pulses, and oil for refugees through general food distributions; and HEBs for refugees affected by natural disasters

 

FOOD VOUCHERS

to allow refugees access to a wider range of nutrient-rich foods from local Bangladeshi markets

 

CASH TRANSFERS

to host communities to increase social & economic empowerment; to refugees for disaster risk reduction cash-for-work activities

 

NUTRITION SUPPORT

to prevent & treat acute malnutrition; support for life-saving nutrition services

 

COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES

for food sector coordination, service delivery, logistics, and capacity building activities in host communities and refugee camps

 

Date 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:45pm

Last updated: October 23, 2019