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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  • 1,341,284 patient visits were attended
  • 47,203 children have been registered in child friendly spaces
  • 5,149 latrines in the riskiest areas have been strengthened
  • 40,000 litres of water to be delivered every day to all camps

Thousands of families are at risk of disease outbreaks, floods, and landslides over the next three months.

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.


will create a safe space for 1 child to play and learn


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


ensures clean water for 250 people with a tube well


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.



May 10, 2018

Monsoon hits Cox’s Bazar, the world’s biggest makeshift city

Monsoon season has hit Cox’s Bazar – the world’s biggest makeshift city, and one of the most flood-prone regions in Bangladesh. Thousands of families are at […]
May 10, 2018

Global Philanthropy Forum panel on “Restoring Dignity: The Case of the Rohingya”

Redwood City, California. – On 2-4 May, more than 200 humanitarian leaders gathered at the 2018 Global Philanthropy Forum. BRAC’s executive director, Dr Muhammad Musa attended […]
May 8, 2018

How 10-year-old Harisa came to Bangladesh

10-year-old Harisa and her family have travelled for more than 20 days to get from Myanmar to Bangladesh. She arrived in late August 2017, and is […]
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 […]