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Progress summary – Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Progress summary – Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Jul 2021

Cox’s Bazar, a vulnerable district in south-eastern Bangladesh, is a priority area for FAO. The region, which has a Bangladeshi population of 2.65 million people, hosts the largest refugee camp in the world with 884 000  Rohingya who reside in 34 makeshift camps. The area is prone to monsoon landslides and seasonal cyclones.

FAO supports 141 400 beneficiaries and provides technical expertise to food security and environment sector partners through an integrated approach. In the transition from an emergency to resiliency response, FAO tailors support to the needs, priorities, and context of the affected populations with a focus on strengthening the connection between livelihoods and the environment. 48 300 people were affected directly by the recent fire. 75 hectares of land inside the camp was impacted. FAO conducted an environmental assessment, developed an environment and disaster risk mitigation advocacy note, and developed land restoration guidelines. As part of the FAO-WFP strategic partnership, 30 000 Rohingya households across 34 camps will be supported to improve their nutritional status, with 2 000 farmers connected to markets through aggregation centres. A new four-year project commenced under the EU-FAO Global Network Against Food Crises Alliance: PROACT: Resilience Strengthening through Agri-Food Systems Transformation in Cox’s Bazar.

As part of FAO's Rohingya response, six vegetable cultivation systems were identified through a rapid assessment of homestead vegetable gardening. 259 hectares of degraded forestland restored and maintained.


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