In recent weeks, almost 500,000 people have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has warned of a growing crisis as a result of conditions in makeshift camps.
Since August 2017, owing to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the northern areas of Rakhine State, Myanmar, nearly 380,000 women, children and men – have crossed into Bangladesh. These vulnerable people, the newly arrived and those living in Cox’s Bazaar since last year, have no access to income sources and struggle to provide for the minimum levels of food and other essential needs required for survival.
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and IFRC response will provide 100,000 displaced people with support in medical health, mental health and psychosocial support, gender and protection, shelter, relief items, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security, and livelihoods.
An emergency appeal has been launched seeking 12,763,504 Swiss francs to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in its response.
Shovika gave birth in the hills between #Myanmar & #Bangladesh. Her baby's first home is a camp for people fleeing violence.Geplaatst door International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies op zondag 24 september 2017
415,000 people have arrived from Rakhine state to Bangladesh in the last few weeks, making this one of the largest and most complex crises in the region in decades. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society(BDRCS) volunteers and staff are on the ground, doing all they can to support people as they arrive.Geplaatst door International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies op dinsdag 19 september 2017
Every day, 1000s of people from Rakhine state, Myanmar, are crossing the border into Bangladesh. People are arriving in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care after travelling for days through rain and mud to reach the Cox's Bazar region close to the border, the main destination for people fleeing Rakhine. We're working with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society(BDRCS) to provide immediate assistance.Geplaatst door International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies op dinsdag 12 september 2017
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