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.



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February 19, 2018

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February 13, 2018

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February 8, 2018

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February 7, 2018

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January 31, 2018

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