Bangladesh Crisis Response
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Please join us in prayer and support for the thousands of vulnerable people who have been affected after a fire ripped through the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camp on March 22nd. “World Vision’s staff have been on...More Details
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Please join us in prayer and support for the thousands of vulnerable people who have been affected after a fire ripped through the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camp on March 22nd.
“World Vision’s staff have been on the ground, providing emergency relief for refugees who have lost their homes and belongings in the fire,” said Atul Mrong, operations director with World Vision’s Rohingya Crisis response. “Since the start of the incident, we have distributed high-energy biscuits to 10,031 households, provided by World Food Program,” he said.
Bringing help and hope to Rohingya refugee families living in Bangladesh
The exodus of Rohingya children, women, and men fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has brought nearly 1 million people to Bangladesh since 2017. These families are living in what are considered the world’s largest and most congested refugee settlements. Conditions are exacerbated by the fact that the district of Cox’s Bazar—where most refugees have settled—is one of the poorest areas in Bangladesh.
WORLD VISION’S RESPONSE
World Vision’s work in and around Cox’s Bazar serves more than 400,000 of those living in 23 of the 27 camps, as well as another 168,000 local residents. Through our work in Cox’s Bazar, World Vision recently became the World Food Program’s largest partner. Our cash-for-work projects have improved infrastructure throughout the camps, preventing loss of life during the monsoons. We partnered with UNICEF to launch an informal education initiative, and opened the Peace Center, a large, multipurpose safe space for women. Our food assistance reached more than 247,400 people and our maternal and child nutrition centers reported no malnutrition deaths among children under 5 in the past year. Water, sanitation, and hygiene projects are creating healthier living conditions.
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