Since October 2016, almost 75,000 people have fled violence in the northern area of Rakhine State in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh. Thousands of families live in unplanned and overcrowded camps in the district of Cox’s Bazar where living conditions are extremely poor. IFRC’s emergency appeal will support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society’s efforts to address the most urgent humanitarian needs of the newly arrived families. Photos Mirva Helenius/IFRC

For more information, read the CNN article, The ‘silent crisis’ of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

People living in their makeshift shelters in the unplanned extension to Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh on 7 April, 2017.

Children fetching water in the makeshift extension to Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh on 7 April, 2017.

Mohsena, 22, in front of her shelter with her daughter (3) and disabled son (4). According to Mohsena, her husband was killed in Myanmar so she fled with the children and is now struggling to survive without money or an income.

Families waiting in line to receive a tarpaulin from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh on 8 April, 2017.

Senuara with her baby in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh on 8 April, 2017. Living in a makeshift camp, she says it’s difficult to take care of her children, when there is barely enough water for drinking but not for bathing.

Family installing their new tarpaulin received from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. Concerned by the inadequate shelter conditions, especially given the rainy season fast approaching, the society has distributed almost 5,000 tarpaulins.

Mohammad Ilias, 48, received a tarpaulin from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in the makeshift extension to Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh on 9 April, 2017.