This revised Emergency Appeal, with an increased budget from 51 million Swiss francs to 82 million Swiss francs seeks an additional 45 million Swiss francs. The funds will enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to continue delivering assistance and support to 260,000 people in Cox’s Bazar until 31 December 2021. Partner National Societies in-country are also contributing to these targets through in-kind contributions and bilateral interventions. This revision recognizes the ongoing needs of the camp and host population in a prolonged crisis, likely to become a protracted crisis, with the impact of cyclical natural disasters. In this timeframe, the response aims to absorb and put in place transition activities to meet longer-term needs. The BDRCS needs be equipped with additional capacities to transform response modalities from emergency towards more sustainable and community-driven solutions, as the partner of choice for Movement partners. IFRC, with support from Partner National Societies, aims to redefine and reshape the role of BDRCS to take a lead role in expanding its organizational presence and enhanced capacity to reach the most vulnerable in the host and guest communities through the One Window Framework in the changing humanitarian landscape.
The long-term humanitarian needs of people from Myanmar will be met, through this revised Appeal, with services such as shelter, basic food and nonfood items, WASH, medical health and psychosocial support, livelihoods, protection and Disaster Risk Reduction. The host communities will also be a part of the overall target, specifically in the areas of shelter, WASH, livelihoods and other interventions. Social inclusion, gender, disability and age will be fully embedded across all activities and contexts.
Additional funds and support are needed to continue supporting the National Society in this prolonged crisis. Detailed sector needs can be seen in the Emergency Plan of Action.