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BRAC at a Glance

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In 2020,



households graduated from extreme poverty

COVID-19 spotlight: 118,242 participants received cash support, hygiene materials and awareness on COVID-19. Dry rations, agriculture and livestock inputs mobilised for 117,635 participants from government and village communities



people (including 30,270 women and 1,519 persons with disabilities) reached through skills training and decent work interventions

COVID-19 spotlight: 15,830 people received emergency cash support and 92,525 hand sanitisers distributed



outpatient consultations conducted in 11 health facilities in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

COVID-19 spotlight: 1.36 million people reached through awareness messages in the camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar


8.18 million

total clients reached with financial services and USD 4.5 billion disbursed in loans

COVID-19 spotlight: USD 17 million emergency cash transferred to 700,000 households through digital financial services



people in hard-to-reach situations such as haor (wetlands) regions supported with healthcare, telemedicine services and climate-resilient technologies

COVID-19 spotlight: 1.42 million people (including 900,000 people involved in rice harvesting) received awareness messages in hard-to-reach areas



people reached through awareness activities on safe migration, human trafficking and reintegration of returnee migrants, and 9,510 returnee migrants received immediate support after arriving at the airport

COVID-19 spotlight: 2,739 returnee migrants received tele-counseling services through mobile phones and 5,856 returnee migrants received emergency cash assistance



people made aware of their legal rights and provided with legal aid, and USD 5.1 million recovered through Alternative Dispute Resolution and court cases

COVID-19 spotlight: 4,100 disputes resolved through Online Dispute Resolution


9.7 million

reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases, disability and eye care services were received by people

COVID-19 spotlight: 63 million people reached with prevention and protection information



people living in urban slums received low-cost housing, infrastructure development, livelihood support, urban agriculture, water, hygiene and sanitation services

COVID-19 spotlight: 1.8 million people living in urban slums across 20 cities received food and cash support, hand washing facilities and hygiene promotion



people gained access to safe drinking water and 52,513 people gained access to safely-managed sanitation facilities

COVID-19 spotlight: 1,000 hand washing stations installed at public places and 203,381 people reached with awareness messages in 20 upazilas with high infection rates



households received holistic emergency response support in areas affected by flood and 10,600 households received holistic emergency response support in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan

COVID-19 spotlight: 430,153 households received cash stipends and food and 7,300 students received protective items



students accessed inclusive learning opportunities in BRAC schools and neuro developmental disability centres

COVID-19 spotlight: 748,679 students continued learning through at-home learning platforms such as mobile phones, television and community radio, and 214,860 pre-primary students from government primary schools were reached through radio schools


1.99 million

people sensitised on violence against women and children, and 4,925 BRAC staff and 11,798 volunteers trained on gender sensitivity



households in climate vulnerable situations supported in building resilience to climate change

COVID-19 spotlight: 8,900 people received awareness and safety messages


1.74 million

symptomatic cases screened for TB, of which 230,049 cases were diagnosed and started treatment. 1.25 million symptomatic cases were screened for malaria and 1.31 million long-lasting insecticidal nets were distributed for malaria prevention

COVID-19 spotlight: 2.2 million people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts oriented on COVID-19 awareness and care, and 80 COVID-19 sample collection booths and 42 GeneXpert machines were introduced for TB-COVID-19 bidirectional tests with the Government of Banglades


January - December 2020

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