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BRIEF November 11, 2021

Tales of Hope and Resilience: Support to Displaced Rohingya and Local Communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Through a $590 million grant financing in five projects, the World Bank is helping Bangladesh address the basic needs—health, education, social safety nets, and basic service delivery—of the displaced Rohingya people until their safe and voluntary return to Myanmar and the host communities in Cox’s Bazar. The World Bank’s research and analysis is supporting better understanding of the challenges and development priorities in Cox’s Bazar.

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Since 2017, Bangladesh has provided shelter to more than a million Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar. The influx has placed enormous pressure on local infrastructure and stretched service delivery in Cox’s Bazar, one of the poorest districts in Bangladesh. The World Bank has committed $590 million in grant resources for Bangladesh for five projects to address the needs of displaced Rohingya people until their safe, voluntary and dignified return to Myanmar and host communities. The support covers health, informal education, social safety nets, disaster preparedness, prevention of gender-based violence and basic service delivery.


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Improving Service and Building Infrastructure for Rohingya and Local Communities

The World Bank is helping Bangladesh to improve disaster preparedness and social resilience for the local community in Cox’s Bazar and for the displaced Rohingya people, until their safe and voluntary return to Myanmar.

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Essential Health Care for Rohingya and Local Communities in Cox’s Bazar

The World Bank is helping Bangladesh address the healthcare needs of the host communities in Cox’s Bazar and displaced Rohingya people until their safe and voluntary return to Myanmar.

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Learning Opportunities for Rohingya and Local Communities in Cox’s Bazar

The Bangladesh government with support from World Bank is providing informal education and psychosocial support to displaced Rohingya children and adolescents until their safe and voluntary return to Myanmar. The local youth and adolescents in Cox’s Bazar are receiving vocational training.