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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  • 170,317 patients treated
  • 295,381 non-food items distributed
  • 6,618 children attending our child-friendly spaces daily
  • 10,395 latrines built
  • 1,084 tubewells installed

415,800 people reached

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Small is beautiful, scale is necessary

How do you get health services to half a million people

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.


 
 

Stories

 
 
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 […]
October 11, 2017

Averting a mass health crisis at Bangladesh’s most popular holiday destination

People are arriving by the thousands every day to Cox’s Bazar, but they are not wearing flowery hats and carrying beach towels. Cox’s Bazar is the […]
October 10, 2017

Must keep moving

Asadul and Razia are walking the long road back to Unchiprang from the relief line. Razia carries the supplies and Asadul cradles his son, who is […]
October 9, 2017

Here for good

The people who have fled Rakhine State of Myanmar are now facing a water crisis. They are drinking water from rice fields and the sides of […]

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