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.

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