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Key Figures 2011

Total Assistance:

US$1.5 billion

Humanitarian Assistance:

US$80 million

Cost of multilateral
peacekeeping operations:

No data

Government
Revenues:

US$19 billion

Fast Facts

  1. Bangladesh was the 28th largest recipient of official humanitarian assistance in 2011
  2. Bangladesh received the equivalent of 1.9% of its gross national income (GNI) as assistance (ODA) in 2011
  3. GNI rank in 2010: 57 of 215
  4. Classified as a fragile state, 2012
  5. Vulnerability index score, 2012-2013: Medium

43% of Bangladesh’s 151 million people live on less than US$1.25 a day (World Bank, 2010), and it is vulnerable to natural disasters, in particular floods and cyclones, which pose frequent and severe risks that can lead to huge losses in life and capital.

Over the last decade, major natural disasters have affected millions of people, including floods in 2004 which affected 36 million people and Cyclone Sidr in 2007, which affected nine million people and killed thousands.

In addition, an estimated 300,000 refugees of the Muslim minority Rohinga ethnic group have fled from neighbouring Myanmar since being stripped of their citizenship in 1982, and are now resident in Bangladesh. Tens of thousands live in official and informal refugee settlements, while a far larger number live as ‘illegal economic migrants’ throughout Bangladesh. The Rohinga refugee crisis is often considered a ‘forgotten’ crisis.

Humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh increased dramatically in 2007 to US$296 million following Cyclone Sidr, but has fallen steadily since then to around US$80 million in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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