Torrential rain since June and onrush of water from upstream have affected millions of people in Bangladesh. People have lost homes and are living with acute shortage of food, safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

 

Updates

 
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Rohingya girls living in camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh are doing what was once impossible. "I could not study in Burma. It was too risky," says Yesmin, age 17. Starting February this year, Yesmin has been attending the new multi-purpose child and adolescent centre in Balukhali, where she is getting educated and learning new skills.
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We're excited to be at the Play Summit 2019! The two-day event will focus on healing and learning of children in situations of displacement, and launch the Humanitarian Play Lab model piloted in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
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Rohingya learners enjoy a visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan in a BRAC Learning Centre in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar. 48,000 Rohingya children in the camps are now learning in colourful BRAC Learning Centres. Games, songs, art and guided lessons are used to teach math, literacy and life-skills, and support children’s psychosocial needs.
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A Rohingya community leader at the inauguration of the first BRAC-UNHCR bamboo treatment plant in Cox’s Bazar. Treating the bamboo increases its lifespan from 2-3 years to 10-12 years, taking pressure off Bangladesh’s forest reserves while making shelters in the camps much more durable.

BRAC Responses: in Numbers

 
house
167000

people provided with shelters

psychosocial
100000

children supported through child friendly spaces

water
21063

latrines constructed

medicine
1.3M

outpatient screenings in community health outlets

needs
1879

community awareness meetings held

 
book
61185

children and adolescents registered in learning centres

tree-plantation
26605

trees planted in host communities

psychosocial
10532

psychosocial support services delivered by skilled staff

c4d
800

community mobilisation volunteers on the ground

asset
110276

households received vegetable seeds

Stories

 
 
Beyond survival: How Rohingyas have built their own space for women in Cox’s Bazar
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Beyond survival: How Rohingyas have built their own space for women in Cox’s Bazar

Celebrating World Refugee Day
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Celebrating World Refugee Day

This #WorldRefugeeDay, meet your mask-maker
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This #WorldRefugeeDay, meet your mask-maker

February 10, 2020

Interventions host communities in Cox’s Bazar

October 30, 2019

From Laos to Bangladesh: Notes from A Rohingya Refugee Camp

September 12, 2019

Harisa’s journey

September 12, 2019

Rojina Bibi’s classroom

September 12, 2019

Azizullah’s taskforce

September 11, 2019

Should we label children?

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