The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is the leading national humanitarian organization in Bangladesh that can mobilize the power of humanity to prevent and reduce human suffering. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society was admitted to the IFRC in 1973.

The crisis at Cox's Bazar

Since 25 August 2017, more than 609,000 people have crossed the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, fleeing violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

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In August 2017, heavy monsoon rains caused wide-spread flooding in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. Almost two-thirds of Bangladesh was flooded, affecting more than 6.9 million people. Thousands of homes and hectares of cropland were damaged, leav …

31 May 2019

Powerful Cyclone Fani, at its worst an “extremely severe” storm, brought heavy rainfall and winds of 209 km/h to communities across India and Bangladesh. About 15 deaths have been reported so far, and hundreds of homes are likely to have been damaged. …

5 May 2019
In this file photo from June 22, 2018, a volunteer demonstrates his first aid skills at a disaster simulation drill in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The drill is helping to prepare residents of Kutupalong—a camp and temporary home for displaced families from Rakhine state—on how to stay safe during monsoon season. As heavy rains approach, the camp residents face strong winds, flooding, and possible cyclones. Their temporary shelters, perched on unstable hillsides, will not be able to hold up to cyclone-force conditions. Since August 2017, more than 600,000 people have fled Rakhine state (Myanmar) to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The American Red Cross has been working alongside global Red Cross and Red Crescent teams to provide lifesaving aid to the families. As monsoon season sets in, we’re leading disaster preparedness efforts to help people prepare. As part of the Bangladesh government’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP), the American Red Cross, Bangladesh Red Crescent, and IFRC are training thousands of camp residents and local community members on first aid, early warning systems, search-and-rescue, and other lifesaving skills. We're supporting these disaster simulation drills and equipping volunteers to warn fellow residents of danger via megaphones, a flag system, and even loudspeakers at mosques. Photo by Brad Zerivitz/American Red Cross

Red Cross volunteers in the Indian state of Odisha are ramping up efforts to warn 20 million people of the imminent and potentially deadly arrival of Cyclone Fani. Fani is predicted to make landfall on India’s east coast on 3 May. It is expected to bri …

2 May 2019

Many of the children growing up in the sprawling camp surrounding Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have no access to formal education. On the cusp of adulthood, they face an uncertain future.

12 February 2019

“I’m happy to participate in this cyclone preparedness training because one of my neighbors, Yassin Siddiq, was in the last group and he trained me to prepare for cyclones. Now I can train others too,” says Mustafa Kamal, resident of the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar.

4 January 2019

Rahima Akter Khushi is a female interpreter who has been with the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency field hospital since the start.

15 October 2018

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