Women and Girls Critically Underserved in the Rohingya Humanitarian Response

The Interagency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis (IAWG) calls on the international community to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and protection needs of Rohingya women and girls displaced in Bangladesh are fully met. Without urgent action, maternal and newborn deaths, sexual violence and other life-threatening disabilities and illnesses will rise. The IAWG applauds the existing efforts of the Bangladesh government and local and international NGOs and urges the donor and relief community to continue to work closely with the Bangladesh government and local partners to strengthen and scale up coverage of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health – a set of priority interventions designed to save lives and avert preventable injuries, illness and suffering, particularly among women and girls, at the onset of a crisis. We also urge all actors to invest in transitioning from this minimum initial set of services to comprehensive SRH and protection services as soon as possible. Please see the full statement below and share widely with your networks.

IAWG Statement on Rohingya Humanitarian Response