Half a million people have fled from the Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh in the last five weeks.

This is the population of a city the size of Liverpool. Tired, sick and hungry, many have trekked for weeks to get to the border. They have no homes and no possessions, and have arrived in a damp, muddy hillside with no drinking water, shelter, food, medical services or latrines.


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  • 339,618 patients treated
  • 329,377 non-food items distributed
  • 13,945 children attending our child-friendly spaces daily
  • 11,058 latrines built
  • 1,128 tubewells installed
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Life in a makeshift shelter in Cox’s Bazar

Have a look inside the settlements of Cox’s Bazar

What we are focusing on

 
 

Maternal, neonatal and child health, through 60 mobile health camps, 10 fixed clinics and door-to-door visits

Tube wells and latrines and to ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation

Keeping children safe from exploitation, and helping to establish a sense of normalcy through child-friendly spaces

Delivering children’s clothing, tarpaulins, sleeping mats, solar lamps, buckets, water vessels and sanitary napkins

 
 

People urgently need your support. Please donate now.


 
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USD30

will create a safe space for 1 child to play and learn

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USD52

provides clothes and household necessities to a family of 7 Kit includes 4 blankets, 2 lungis, 2 cooking pots, 5 spoons, 5 bowls, 5 glasses, 2 sets of women's clothing

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USD181

ensures clean water for 250 people with a tube well

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USD241

provides a latrine
for 40 people

 
 

Stories

 
 
November 7, 2017

On the hunt for tuberculosis and malaria in Cox’s Bazar

Every day 80 health workers are collecting cough and blood samples and taking them to 20 drop-off points. They are transported to 4 brand-newly test laboratories […]
October 27, 2017

Keeping the smallest people safe

More than half of the people fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh are children. Many of them came alone. Their tiny feet have spent weeks traversing jungles, […]
October 18, 2017
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Small is beautiful, scale is necessary

How do you get health services to half a million people who have just arrived in a place that is not on a map and does […]
October 17, 2017

It’s not over

It has been 50 days since people started coming from Myanmar. 537,000 people, without food, water or shelter. The size of the humanitarian crisis is equivalent […]
October 15, 2017

The world’s second largest cholera campaign

The world’s second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign is happening now. BRAC has deployed 90 health workers to the Ministry of Health to support the campaign.
October 14, 2017

Lunch time at the Thaingkhali settlement, Cox’s Bazar

A boy and a girl tussle over a bowl. It looks similar to one he lost in the crowd, and he needs one if he wants […]

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