DRC in the Asia region delivers direct humanitarian assistance in displacement and host communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
DRC delivers direct humanitarian assistance in displacement and host communities through the country offices. Our work includes Protection, Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding, Shelter & Settlements and Camp Coordination and Camp Management sector.
DRC’s Regional Office, temporarily based in Dhaka, Bangladesh while awaiting registration in Thailand, also hosts the Asia Displacement Solutions Platform (ADSP) and the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC).
In addition to its country operations, DRC Asia leads regional initiatives, including the ‘Protecting Rohingya Refugees in Asia’ (PRRiA) project, which is a two-year ECHO-funded initiative launched in July 2021 to address protection risks and needs of Rohingya refugees in Southeast Asia.
The initiative combines evidence-based research, programmatic and advocacy expertise to inform integrated regional protection responses in support of 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
Read more about regional projects
Protecting Rohingya Refugees in Asia (PRRiA)
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 - MMC Asia Comics - series 1
Head of Division - Asia