Almost 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 Washington D.C. 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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  • 1,237,582 patient visits were attended
  • 17,641 children attending our child-friendly spaces daily
  • 14,183 latrines built
  • 1,524 tubewells installed

624,160 people reached

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What learning looks like in the midst of a humanitarian crisis

Everywhere in the world, children are curious and eager to learn. But what does schooling look like in the midst of a humanitarian crisis?

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

 
 
April 11, 2018

How do you confront taboos in a humanitarian crisis?

by Mahmoud Homsi Noor Hasina–a Rohingya refugee and new mother–spent a good part of her morning at one of BRAC’s primary healthcare centres with her six-month-old […]
March 22, 2018

Localisation of humanitarian response: A proven frontier for BRAC

by Shashanka Saadi The idea of localisation was first reinforced at the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, when government delegates, donors, philanthropists and civil society […]
March 11, 2018

Keeping the kids in school: 200 learning centres for Rohingya children

March 6, 2018 By Shamsul Alam “Today we formed a train with our hands on each other shoulders and sang a song before starting lessons,” he […]
February 22, 2018

What learning looks like in the midst of a humanitarian crisis

By Sybile Penhirin Everywhere in the world, children are curious and eager to learn. But what does schooling look like in the midst of a humanitarian […]
February 19, 2018

Cooking in the communal kitchens of Cox’s Bazar

By Dibarah Mahboob What does a kitchen mean for a family? It is a place where domestic roles—regardless of gender—are pronounced. In a traditional South Asian […]
February 13, 2018

Clowns visit the Rohingya settlements in Cox’s Bazar

February 13, 2018 By Edward Morgan It is 10 in the morning in Balukhali 1 camp, Cox’s Bazar. The planting season has begun and many of […]

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