Country: Bangladesh

Red Cross Red Crescent Cox’s Bazar statement

This statement lists the commitments of the members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, following a gathering in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to advance its common efforts to address the population influx crisis in Cox’s Bazar. 

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Monthly help for women from Rakhine

Forty-five thousand women and girls will receive dignity kits. In addition to feminine hygiene items, the kits come with two scarves, a long dress, underwear, sandals and a solar torch. The clothes cover arms and legs, allowing women and girls to venture out into public spaces in the camps. The flashlight will help them move about at night, including to latrines.

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Nightmare for Beauty in Bangladesh as Jamuna river overflows

Beauty Khatun, 35, was living a peaceful life with her farmer husband and three children in one of the most remote areas of Bhandarbari, Bangladesh, when a flood changed everything. One night, while Beauty and her family were fast asleep, the Jamuna River, located several hundred meters from her home overflowed and swept through their entire village.

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.