More that half a million people have fled from the Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh till now.

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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  • 700,444 patient visits were attended
  • 1,940,842 non-food items distributed
  • 18,743 children attending our child-friendly spaces daily
  • 15,646 latrines built
  • 1,456 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

 
 

BRAC is close to fully funding the first six months of its near term, immediate humanitarian response efforts. We are now raising funds for longer term needs, which will require multiple millions more. This will be a long-term challenge, but we are committed to supporting the people in the region, providing healthcare and education, creating livelihood alternatives, and building a thriving and successful community.

 

Stories

 
 
January 18, 2018

In Bangladesh, aid groups confront an invisible danger

Originally appeared on Devex. Small trafficking networks were already targeting the Rohingya minority and members of the local community in southern Bangladesh ahead of the late […]
January 5, 2018

Girls and women joining forces in Cox’s Bazar

Girls living in the makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar are at high risk of sexual violence and trafficking. They are determined to stick together, and women […]
January 4, 2018

What does self-defense mean for adolescent Rohingya girls?

By Dibarah Mahboob January 3, 2018 It was a warm, windy day in December in Kutupalong’s makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar. Around 20 girls, from 10 […]
January 1, 2018

From Their Homes to Yours

Voices from the Rohingya community greet us with gratitude as we enter 2018. All of our lives are made up of joy and suffering, and the […]
December 24, 2017

“Is this genocide?” by Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times Op-Ed Columnist tells the stories of the heartbreaking, unimaginable horrors experienced by women who have fled Myanmar. Read the article […]
December 20, 2017

A crisis within a crisis: Tackling a diphtheria outbreak in the Rohingya makeshift settlements

By Iffat Nawaz Life moves at an exponentially faster pace these days in Cox’s Bazar. Humanitarian workers’ tall strides of urgent service delivery are like waves […]

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