Bangladesh: Considering age and disability in the Rohingya response
Created: 08/02/2021 +

Overview

Life in congested refugee camps is challenging for over 866,000 stateless Rohingya refugees struggling to meet their basic needs. For people with disabilities (PwD) and older people living in the camps, such challenges are amplified. PwD and older people struggle to access essential services such as latrines, water points, health centres, and aid distributions because of hilly and flood-prone terrain and a lack of adapted facilities and inclusive interventions. Social stigma is a major barrier preventing access to essential services and participation in community activities and decision-making processes. Exclusion and isolation also greatly restrict access to information or feedback and complaint mechanisms.