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a rohingyan mother and child smiling as they receive gifts from islamic relief

Bangladesh: Ensuring food security for the Rohingyas

6,966 families (29,354 households) have received food packs under Islamic Relief’s General Food Assistance Programme, which is aimed at addressing nutritional needs through ensuring food security.

Islamic Relief Bangladesh (IRB) has been actively involved in providing food assistance for the ‘Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals’ (FDMN) living in Bhashan Char since March 2022.

Each month IRB distributes a food pack to every FDMN family comprising of rice (13 kg per person for every family), lentils, soya bean oil, sugar, salt, potato, onion, garlic, dried fish, turmeric and chili powder by scanning the QR code of the rightsholders’ smart cards.

Islamic Relief also delivers the food pack at the doorsteps of the female headed households, persons with disability as well as expecting and lactating mothers who face difficulty reaching at the distribution point.

Hakim Ali, one of the rightsholder said:

I am so thankful to Islamic Relief as they have ensured our food security through providing monthly food ration.

Hakim Ali, a rightsholder in Bangladesh supported by Islamic Relief's Food Assistance Programme for Rohingya refugee families.

While Yeasmin Ara commented: “I am delighted to receive the essential food items using the smart card. This has eased our suffering.”

Find out more about our lifesaving and transformational work in Bangladesh here.

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