Since 25 August 2017, hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, fleeing violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Most of them are women and children. The bulk of the new arrivals are living in makeshift settlements in the Cox’s Bazar district in dire conditions.
Since August 2017, owing to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the northern areas of Rakhine State, Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of 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. This is one of the largest and most complex crises in the region in decades.
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and IFRC response will provide 200,000 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 33 million 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
Update: Bangladesh Population Movement
Last year, 40 million people were forced from their homes. This week, as Red Cross and Red Crescent come together from around the world, we're calling on all States to ensure vulnerable migrants can access humanitarian assistance and protection. All people – regardless of their nationality or legal status – must be treated with dignity and respect. #PowerOfHumanityGeplaatst door International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies op Vrijdag 10 november 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
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