As a people centered national NGO, COAST has been implementing various development activities since 1998. Now, it also feels that, it has to face the challenges of ensuring the sustainability of its development endeavors. Like the previous every year, 2017 was another glaring example of that endeavors. During this reporting year, COAST implemented development activities specially for institutional development, community empowerment, women and adolescent girls’ empowerment, food security, medical services, fighting climate change, youth development, education, emergency response, community radio, equity and justice etc. This Annual Report 2017 capture some stories of those fights to ensure fortification.
ReportTo survive a genocide the Rohingya people of Rakhain State, who are officially called as ‘Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN)’, have fled to Bangladesh after 25 August 2017. More than 655,000 of them have taken shelter in different Refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. More than 307,500 of Rohingyas have crossed the borders before Aug 2017 and have taken shelter in the refugee camps. So, the total number of FDMN in Bangladesh is 947,000. [Source: UNHCR, BBC]. [click here for full report]