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The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and partners, is taking action to reduce the risks and be able to respond quickly if there’s a crisis within a crisis.
Adama is one of the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers trapped in Agadez, having failed to make it to Europe, via north Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea.
Thousands of Africans continue to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe, in the hope of improving their living conditions. For many travelling from sub-Saharan Africa, the dangers of the sea are not the first they face.
Separated from their husbands, parents and children, four women escaped the war in Syria in hope of finding a safe place to live. Their paths crossed at the Turkish Red Crescent’s community centre in Kilis where learning the local language is bringing them together.
In recent months, over 600,000 people have fled violence in Rakhine Province, Myanmar. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, with support from IFRC is helping hundreds of thousands of families on the border.