End-line Evaluation of Emergency Protection, Psycho-Social Support and Health services for vulnerable population in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, 2020-2021 Project
During the August 2017 refugee influx, 860,000 Rohingya refugees, including 445,248 children, fled to Bangladesh and now live in 34 congested camps in the Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. As a result, Rohingya refugees and host communities face overwhelming difficulty accessing basic needs, education and psychological distress particularly single women, households headed by persons with disability (PwD), pregnant and lactating women, elderly persons, and children.
Handicap International (HI) has been working since 1997, in 3 districts of Bangladesh which are Kurigram, Chottogram and Cox’s Bazar to ensure that people with disabilities are integrated into society. HI has established emergency mobile teams in response to the refugee influx. They identify vulnerable people, including people with disabilities and injuries, offer them rehabilitation care and psychological support and give them the opportunity to take part in recreational activities or group sessions on protection-related topics such as early marriage, girls' education, protection, human rights, and sexual violence.
HI decided on an Evaluation of the Mobile Unit Project (GAC & ECHO) so as to assess how the Project implementation and interventions adhere to the HI Quality Framework and to identify areas for improvement to make the project implementation of high quality and hence better attainment of the project results. In doing so, HI has contracted Centre for Research and Development (CRD) to evaluate this project. The team is led by Dr. Md Mokhlesur Rahman, lead consultant and CEO of CRD.