Increasing income in Rohingya refugee host communities

Long-term Response
Bangladesh Long-Term Response Project
Implementing Partner: Sustainable Association for Taking Human Development Initiatives
Lead Member: World Renew
People Served: 17,000
Budget: $276,344 (Year 3)
Timeline: January 2021 - December 2023

World Renew is supporting Sustainable Association for Taking Human Development Initiatives (SATHI) with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project.

The massive influx of Rohingya refugees in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has overwhelmed and negatively impacted the agricultural production and livelihoods of host communities, making them increasingly food insecure.

SATHI is working in three unions of Whykong, Nhilla and Teknaf, in Teknaf upazila, which have been severely affected. The project will improve the food security of host community households by supporting local livelihoods and income generating activities, by promoting nutrition and health practices, and empowering women and community governance. Employing the Peoples Institution model developed by World Renew Bangladesh, host community participants will be organized, trained, and empowered in advocacy, running small businesses, and participating in local markets to sustainably improve their food security. It is anticipated that there will be more than 8,600 children under the age of 2 who will be reached through health counselling and infant and young child feeding.

Over three years, SATHI is planning to work with 3,000 food insecure host community households (approximately 17,100 people).

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