The sufferings history of Mubin’s family

Mubin is a 87 years old woman who  came in Bangladesh with her family in 2017,when the Myanmar army began to invade on the armless people in their village indiscriminately without any reason, they became very disheartened . Myanmar army destroyed all the valuable assets of their farm, fortunately they were able to hide in the bush just few moments before of the attack. After that they began to walk through the unknown way of the jungle, they almost walked consecutive 13 days and reached in Kutupalong  camp.

New sufferings arrived in their life. Starving, lack of wash facilities,etc.She now live in camp 4. Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha(GUSS) financial supported by IDRF  conducted a survey in their area in order to select beneficiary for food pack distribution. During conducting the survey, the staffs of GUSS saw that the family of Mubin was a most vulnerable as her husband died 3 years ago. So after making the survey, it was properly observed that her family was eligible for getting the support of food package.

After getting the quality foods from IDRF

all the family members were very pleased.She also expects that GUSS will continue this kind of humanitarian support for the most vulnerable people.

Purpose of Case Studies 


Case studies are an excellent tool used in the monitoring and evaluation of a project. IDRF requires a minimum of two case study submissions per reporting period to highlight some of the unique experiences and stories of IDRF’s project beneficiaries.  A case study is more than a simple reiteration of the services a beneficiary received under a specific project. A case study should tell a unique story of a beneficiary and should demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of a project in addressing specific challenges outlined in the project agreement. A case study should explain the short and long-term benefits a beneficiary received as a participant of an IDRF project. Overall, case studies involve looking at one experience in-depth and showing how this experience relates to the broader picture. 


When structured, developed, and written correctly, a case study should engage the reader by clearly describing the situational context and the challenge(s) faced by a particular beneficiary. It highlights the importance of the current project and why there is a need for such programming. When shared through social media, case studies are extremely useful in raising awareness about specific global issues and encourage the reader to act and learn more about a project.


Developing Case Studies 


There are many ways to develop and structure a case study. For this project, a case study should be framed as a story having three main components: (1) a main character; in this case, the main character would be a project beneficiary, (2) a problem; this should include a description of the challenge(s) experienced by that beneficiary, and lastly (3) a solution; the solution should be a description of how that beneficiary’s participation in this project improved or mitigated the identified challenges.


Case Study Framework  


As previously stated, the purpose of a case study is to inform, engage and mobilize the reader to take action, learn more and remain engaged in the project and the work of the organizations involved. The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for all case study submissions ensuring consistency and compliance with IDRF reporting requirements. 


Please note: Case study submissions are required at all scheduled reporting periods outlined on the payment and reporting schedule of the project agreement. Each case study should be accompanied by a minimum of two high-resolution, full-length JPEG photo attachments. Please DO NOT copy and paste pictures into this template as this affects the quality of the photos. Please complete the following framework by providing a minimum of two case studies per reporting period.



Project Title

“Food Pack Distribution Project for Rohingya and Host Population 2021”.




Ukhiya Upazila, Cox’s Bazar District, Chittagong Division 


Food Security and Nutrition 

Project Beneficiary 

Indicate the [name] and [age] of the beneficiary featured in this case study. 

Ms. Mubin (Female), age 87 years

Challenges experienced by beneficiary 

Describe the unique challenges faced by the beneficiary specific to the project sector. [Please include this information in point form]


       Dependence for food on other projects

       Her husband died in 2018 as a result she has to manage everything of her own

       While feeding one person is difficult, feeding a family of five persons is tougher

       Although the family receives basic food items from other project, they hardly meet the regular dietary needs 

Project impact

Describe the how this project improved or mitigated the challenges identified by the beneficiary. Please describe the short-term and long-term benefits of this project. [Please include this information in point form]


       Improved nutritional value for the family members

       Somewhat reduced her efforts to manage food from other sources

       Reduced food insecurity in coming future

       Foods provided are enriched with carbohydrates, proteins and fats etc. Hence, the family will be able to meet regular dietary needs

       Different donor agencies may come forward to replicate such projects in other parts of the camps. 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 


Ms. Mubin (87) was the one unlike thousands of terrorized Rohingya who fled from Myanmar in August 2017 as they came under violent attack by the army. She luckily escaped from the army with her family. Once Mubin had her own house in Rakhine but now lives with her two sons and two grandsons at a temporary shelter of Kutupalong in camp 4.  


The family of Mubin destined to reach Kutupalong camp walking 13 consecutive days for a hope of better living conditions. But she was unaware that she would be suffering from numerous problems of starvation, lack of WASH facilities and so on. The vulnerability of Mubin’s family has risen to the next level when her husband died in 2018. Till then, Mubin is the only one to manage household chores and other family responsibilities. 


Where getting basic food is hard to manage, enjoying nutritional food is a luxury for them. Although the World Food Programme (WFP) provides rice, lentils and oil as basic food items which hardly cater nutritional demand. Mubin and her family was lucky enough as they get enlisted one of the beneficiaries of “Food Pack Distribution Project for Rohingya and Host Population 2021” Project implementing by Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha (GUSS) with financial assistance of International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF). The targeted neighborhoods received Aromatic Rice, Semai, Sugar, Milk, Spices, Onions, Potatoes, and Lentils from the project which is expected to meet the demand of nutrition. The food packs provided ensured a good amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats etc. which will meet the dietary needs of the Rohingya population. It is expected that the project interventions will reduce the food insecurity of the Rohingya population and improve nutritional value. Although the targeted beneficiaries were very delighted to receive a food pack, they reinforced to extend such humanitarian support to the other parts of camp as the number of needy populations is much higher. 

Beneficiary Quotation #1

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the unique challenges experienced by the beneficiary.


“We were really hopeless when my husband died in 2018 leaving the children orphaned. Still, I can remember the horrific conditions that I have faced for a few years”. 


Beneficiary Quotation #2

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the positive impact of the project in relation to the challenges described above. 


“We haven’t got these kinds of nutritious foods from other projects. Children are happy to eat semai with milk. I Hope IDRF will extend their humanitarian support in future.” 


Provide a brief description of the case study pictures provided. Please ensure each case study is accompanied by a minimum of two pictures featuring the beneficiary participating in the project activities. 

The pictures were taken during distribution. Pictures are attached as Annex-6