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Cox's Bazar PSEA Strategy and Action Plan 2021

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by humanitarian aid workers (SEA) can occur in any humanitarian or development context, and is a particular risk in emergency contexts characterized by violence, gross power imbalance, mass displacement, restricted access, and dismantled family and societal structures. Responding to the risks presented by the unprecedented volume of new arrivals added to the existing refugee population and the affected host population in Cox’s Bazar, and the massive deployment of staff to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis, the UN Resident Coordinator for Bangladesh called upon the humanitarian community in October 2017 to establish an in-country Network to prevent and respond to SEA. One of the primary activities of the Cox’s Bazar ISCG PSEA Network (the “Network”) is to design a collective strategy to ensure that the humanitarian community enacts SEA prevention measures, provides timely assistance to survivors, and refers all allegations to the relevant investigation unit for follow up.


  • Language: English
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  • Theme: Coordination, Action Plan
  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Author: Bangladesh PSEA Network
  • Size: 456.57 KB
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Sexual exploitation and abuse represents a catastrophic failure of protection. It brings harm to those whom we are mandated to protect.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee is working to scale up protection from sexual exploitation and abuse across humanitarian response efforts. This website and global dashboard has been developed and managed through the support of UNICEF. It is dedicated to providing technical support and resources to practitioners, and to tracking inter-agency, collective progress across countries with a humanitarian response.