Bangladesh: Refugee Crisis

ETS Activated
Emergency type
Asset 718
Population Displacement
ETC activation date

It is now three years since Rohingya women, men and children were forced to flee Myanmar to Bangladesh. The 2020 Joint Response Plan seeks to strengthen protection and solutions for Rohingya refugee women, men, boys and girls; deliver quality, life-saving assistance to people in need; foster the well-being of communities in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas; and work towards achieving sustainable solutions in Myanmar. Multi-sector assistance including food, water and sanitation, shelter, and access to healthcare and education will continue and be improved in 2020 for Rohingya refugees, as well as for Bangladeshis living near the camps.

The World Food Programme (WFP), in its capacity as global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), is supporting the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) by addressing common Information and Communication Technology (ICT) needs.

In 2020, the ETS will maintain and expand ETS security telecommunications and internet connectivity services, enable digital assistance efforts and provide coordination and information management services to facilitate the response and ensure the safety and security of staff.


Key Operational Gaps
Asset 951
ICT Helpdesk
Asset 745
Asset 910

Funding status

Percentage received 74.00%
Required 5.10M$
Habib Shashati
ETS Coordinator
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Nusrat Jahan
ETS IM Associate
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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