In Asia, DRC is present in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Among the activities implemented here, is the direct delivery of humanitarian assistance targeting people affected by conflict and displacement - meaning both the displaced individuals and families as well as the communities hosting them.
DRC delivers direct humanitarian assistance in displacement and host communities through the country offices. Activities are implemented through all five DRC core sector - and includes Protection, Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding, Shelter & Settlements, and Camp Coordination & Camp Management sector - as well as Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH).
DRC’s Regional Office for Asia and Europe is temporarily based in Dhaka, Bangladesh while awaiting registration in Thailand, and hosts the Asia Displacement Solutions Platform (ADSP) as well as the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC).
In addition to its country operations, DRC in Asia leads regional initiatives, including the ‘Protecting Refugees in Asia’ (PRiA) project, which is a three-year ECHO-funded initiative launched mid-2021 to address protection risks and needs of refugees in Southeast Asia.
The initiative combines evidence-based research, programmatic and advocacy expertise to inform integrated regional protection responses in support of not least Rohingya refugees as the world’s largest stateless population. Across all levels of DRC’s operations in Asia, DRC is increasingly integrating climate-adaptive programming, partially guided by its recent research initiative in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
Country operations in Asia
16 Oct 2023
Press release: Three large earthquakes in Afghanistan in one week have left people traumatized
25 May 2023
The impact of immigration detention on Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia and the need for reform
22 May 2023
Promoting Community Resilience through the Humanitarian, Basic Needs, and Conflict Sensitivity Nexus
16 Jan 2023
New report: How anti-trafficking and anti-smuggling measures can improve protection for Rohingya Refugees in Asia
23 Dec 2022
Rescue efforts urgently needed as hundreds of Rohingya refugees continue to struggle to stave off dehydration and starvation while stranded at sea in Asia
04 Sep 2022
Educating conflict-affected people in Myanmar on the risk and impact of Unexploded Ordnances
30 Aug 2022
Addressing Food Insecurity of Households Facing Protracted Displacement in Northern Shan
Read more about regional projects
Protecting Refugees in Asia (PRiA)
Exploring the environment-conflict-migration nexus in Asia
Research report from the Asia Displacement Solutions Platform (ADSP)
MMC Resources on Rohingya movements across Asia
Refugee protection, human smuggling, and trafficking in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia
Voices from Afghanistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh
Executive Director Asia and Europe