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Key Figures 2012

Total Assistance:

US$2.2 billion

Humanitarian Assistance:

US$87 million

Cost of multilateral
peacekeeping operations:



US$20.1 billion

Key Facts

  • In 2012, Bangladesh received US$87 million in international humanitarian assistance, making it the 24th largest recipient. Initial estimates for 2013 total US$25 million.
  • Bangladesh has been in the top 10 recipients of humanitarian assistance in one of the last 10 years. Humanitarian assistance peaked in 2007 at US$340 million, when Bangladesh was the sixth largest recipient of humanitarian assistance.
  • EU institutions (US$38 million) were the largest government donor of humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh in 2012, followed by Australia (US$13 million) and Germany (US$10 million). EU institutions provided 22% (US$232 million) of all humanitarian assistance to the country between 2003 and 2012.
  • Between 2003 and 2012 Bangladesh received US$16 billion in official development assistance (ODA), making it the 12th largest recipient. In the last 10 years the proportion of ODA that has been humanitarian assistance has averaged 5%, ranging from 1% in 2006 to 9% in 2009. Bangladesh received the equivalent of 2% of its gross national income (GNI) as aid (ODA) in 2012.
  • As reported by EM-DAT CRED (data downloaded May 2014), an average of 7,641,671 people a year have been affected by natural disasters in Bangladesh over the last 10 years. Flooding has had the largest impact, affecting 61,314,589 people between 2004 and 2013.
  • Humanitarian assistance and ODA can be viewed in the wider context of resource flows that can be mobilised in Development Initiatives’ Investments to End Poverty (ITEP) report – Bangladesh country profile.









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