Refugee Emergency Response in Bangladesh

Kutupalong settlements, Bangladesh

Education and Child protection in Emergencies
Construction of transitional Schools

Immediate access to quality education in emergencies has been crucial in this response to provide children with physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can be both life-sustaining and lifesaving. Safe and free education can help mitigate the impact of conflict and disasters by giving children and families a sense of normalcy, stability, structure and hope for the future. Finally, education can give young people the necessary skills to increase their chances of getting jobs, staying healthy and participating in society.

Child Friendly Spaces in emergencies often fail to provide with adequate architectural solutions. Bearing in mind that good architecture can be a strong tool to support Education, the design focused on making Child Friendly Spaces a stimulating, participatory, and supportive environment. Despite the scarcity of land, we have been able to create friendly recreational areas and provide safe and resilient structures for the children.

Project Details

Location: Kutupalong Camp, Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh
Year: 2017-2018
Program: Construction of Transitional Learning Centers (TLC)
Client: UNHCR, Shelter cluster
Author: SDC/ UNHCR (Mikhail Broger)
Engineer: ARUP
Cost: n.c.
Pictures: Mikhail Broger