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Humanitarian crisis management programme: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh - October 2020

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All HCMP sectors and projects organised community consultation sessions across the fields and held 280 focus group discussions (FGDs) in the Rohingya camps and host community, in order to foster innovation and ideas on HCMP activities for the coming year. More than 3,000 people from the community participated in the discussions and shared their views on the ongoing activities and future needs.

The sectors continued to work relentlessly throughout the pandemic to implement activities and document lessons to help design innovative interventions in 2021. The discussions were held considering gender and disability inclusion, localisation and social cohesion, resilience and promotion of human dignity, and COVID-19 restrictions. Based on findings from the FGDs, HCMP organised a series of workshops during 18-24 October to combine and consolidate ideas which will help shape the plans for 2021.

In October 2020, HCMP provided diversified food assistance to 27,856 Rohingya families in six camps through five e-voucher outlets. Additionally, 2,397 families were provided in-kind food assistance in Camp 23. Considering the vulnerability of 2,504 families, HCMP also provided BDT 170 (USD 2) to each of the families so that they can purchase fresh vegetables. This ensured continued food supply to 139,168 people in the Rohingya camps.

The health and nutrition sector continued its operation in the host community and Rohingya camps, providing outpatient consultations to 19,685 people in October 2020. Curative treatment helps in reducing the suffering of people while preventive actions contribute in preventing health problems. Midwives provided antenatal care to 1,826 pregnant women and postnatal care to 400 mothers. The sector provided 5,000 face masks, 200 bottles of hand sanitisers, 10 pulse oximeters and 10 oxygen cylinders to Kutubdia Upazila Health Complex to raise awareness and facilitate improved service to the community.