Emergency aid for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Emergency aid for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Story by : Welthungerhilfe staff
Written on : 22nd September, 2017
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Welthungerhilfe provides emergency humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh.

Since August 2017, more than 400,000 people have crossed the border and arrived in Bangladesh escaping violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Many have reached Cox’s Bazar, where already thousands of refugees live in makeshift camps.

Living in impromptu temporary shelters, Rohingyas are in desperate need of food, shelter and medical aid and face dire humanitarian conditions.

Frequent downpours, which are likely to go on until later this month, have exacerbated the situation.

As Bangladesh tackles the massive influx of Rohingyas, Welthungerhilfe, through our long-standing local partner organization ‘Anando’, has begun its initial aid distribution.

The assistance includes food articles such as rice, lentils, salt, oil, biscuits and milk powder and a hygiene kit.

An emergency team is also on site to assess the ground situation and further needs.