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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  • 529,853 patients treated
  • 804,529 non-food items distributed
  • 21,745 children attending our child-friendly spaces daily
  • 13,114 latrines built
  • 1,205 tubewells installed
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BRAC’s pink vests: On the ground again with Asif Saleh

The scale of the humanitarian crisis is only growing

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

 
 
December 7, 2017

Inside Cox’s Bazar’s settlements where childhood and laughter still exist

By Shashanka Saadi It’s a life of uncertainty, and a life inside a jail. Movement is strictly regulated and there is no assurance of a regular […]
November 27, 2017

What do safe spaces in a humanitarian crisis look like?

by Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh and Zaian Chowdhury A group of young women clad in vibrant headscarves have formed a moving train, hands locked to each other’s shoulders. […]
November 12, 2017

Al Jazeera’s report on our child friendly spaces

There are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh who arrived mentally and physically traumatised. Now, they are receiving much-needed psychological therapy in safe […]
October 30, 2017

Life in a makeshift shelter in Cox’s Bazar

What is it like to live in a makeshift shelter? Have a look inside the settlements of Cox’s Bazar.
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 […]

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