United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), under a joint initiative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of China, handed over sexual and reproductive health kits for Rohingya and flood-affected women to the Civil Surgeon Office of Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and Bogra districts.
A total of 14850 women and girls, affected by the floods in 2017 have received the kits from the Civil Surgeon Offices, which contain sanitary napkins, underwear, flashlight etc. These kits will assist the underprivileged women in the flood-affected districts to maintain hygiene and dignity.
It is estimated that, in Cox’s Bazar, almost 294,000 women of reproductive age are affected and are at risk of gender-based violence since the Rohingya influx. With this joint initiative of UNDP and China, UNFPA is providing life-saving reproductive health kits and medicines to 118,000 Rohingya women.