UNHCR Bangladesh

In 2019, ADRA, as an implementing partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),supported in conducting shelter needs assessment and shelter assistance for approximately a total of 94,858 refugees (21,349 refugee households)! living in Chakmarkul, Nayapara Registered Camp, Nayapara Extension and Jadimura camps located in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

Aligned with guidance from UNHCR during the finalisation of this Project Partnership Agreement (PPA), ADRA will no longer be required to procure, store and transport, as well as distribute any shelter materials (both full and partial shelter kits) as this will be covered mainly by the appointed partner of UNHCR,Bangladesh Development Research Center {BDRC}.

However, ADRA will maintain procurement, storage and transportation of materials for camp infrastructures related site improvement activities across the aforementioned camp locations. UNHCR aims at providing a tailored next stage of shelter assistance in the form of transitional shelter in planned, upgraded settlements and assistance for repairs of the existing temporary shelters before they are replaced with transitional solutions, recognising that need after one year of wear and tear.

The need for ADRA’s involvement in the construction of transitional shelters across the relevant camps will be reviewed as and when UNHCR starts to roll out this intervention. In the meantime, ADRA will continue to give technical support (needs based assessment and construction work for vulnerable households) in the maintenance of the temporary shelters.

ADRA-UK contributed to this project from its emergency response fund.

Full description is available here:

02 PPA – Project Description.