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9 September 2021

4 years since the Rohingya refugee influx, UNFPA remains committed to supporting women and girls in Cox's Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 9 September 2021 – August 2021 marked four years since almost a million Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar, settling in a broad network of refugee... Read more

7 September 2021

Strengthening health and gender services in Cox’s Bazar district with US$38.8 million through World Bank financing

Cox’s Bazar is one of the most left behind districts in comparison with national indicators on health and nutrition across Bangladesh. High infant mortality, high fertility rates, and increased... Read more

26 August 2021

UNFPA and KOICA collaborate to address menstrual hygiene in Cox’s Bazar

Accessing knowledge on menstrual hygiene management continues to challenge women and girls in Bangladesh. Difficulty to purchase proper menstrual hygiene products, lack of adequate sanitary... Read more

19 August 2021

Transforming education for adolescents and youth in the Rohingya camps, one micro-garden at a time

In a context of limited space, limited educational opportunities, and a country highly prone to flooding and climate-related disasters, micro-gardening provides an opportunity for adolescent girls... Read more

12 August 2021

Empowering the youth of Bangladesh to be agents of change for food security

Each year on 12 August, the world comes together to celebrate the contributions of young people by marking the International Youth Day. The day bears particularly significance for Bangladesh, as the... Read more

8 August 2021

UNFPA and France collaborate for the first time in Bangladesh to address gender-based violence

Despite achieving massive advances in gender equality over the past decades, gender-based violence continues to be a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of women and girls across Bangladesh. ... Read more

4 August 2021

UNFPA midwife performs a miraculous boat delivery in Bandarban

“I try to provide maximum support to all the patients, but they live in such remote places that even if they come for one visit they may not be able to come for their next appointment. Patients often... Read more

26 July 2021

Members of Bangladesh Parliament and adolescents from Sundarganj Upazila discuss issues facing youth during COVID-19

“Because of COVID-19, my community is facing many challenges at the moment. Both my mother and father have to go outside my village for work and because schools are closed, I spend most of my time... Read more

11 July 2021

UNFPA Representative's message for World Population Day 2021

Each year on July 11, in order to raise awareness of global population issues, UNFPA celebrates World Population Day. This year, in the context of COVID-19, the theme of the day is “Rights and... Read more

20 June 2021

Leading the way to help Rohingya adolescents heal, learn and shine again

“The radio sessions give me an opportunity to learn necessary life-skills and about issues such as gender identity, conflict resolution, gender based violence, COVID19 and so on. Like me, many of my... Read more