It’s been 12 months since the outbreak of violence in Rakhine, Myanmar when 700,000 people fled to Bangladesh to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar over a three month period. One year on, 1.3 million people in Bangladesh are in need of aid with a potential of 80,000 more people to arrive in the coming months.
Red Cross teams have been helping people on both sides of the border since the crisis started.
We’ve opened an emergency hospital to care for those sick or injured. We are helping people access emergency shelter, toilets, food and safe drinking water. We are also providing personal and social support, and establishing safe spaces for women and children.
As the monsoon season approached we worked tirelessly helping people prepare by reinforcing their shelters and training them on what to do in the event of flooding, landslides or cyclones. We are now responding to those who have been affected by the severe weather events.
We continue to reconnect families who became separated as they fled, as well as help people learn the fate of their loved ones.
Our Myanmar Crisis Appeal is helping people get the essentials they need to survive and cope.
Together, we can ensure no crisis is too big to make a difference.