Today, there are nearly 1.2 million Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, who fled violence in Myanmar. It is now the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Men, women, and children traveled to Bangladesh by foot and boat, carrying the young and the elderly on their backs. They arrived in need of food, water, shelter, as well as medical and psychological support. The settlement sites in Bangladesh are small and unprepared for the massive influx of families.
1.2 MILLION REFUGEES
7,500 SEVERELY MALNOURISHED CHILDREN
92% LACK CLEAN WATER
Recent water testing in several refugee camps found that 92% of available water is contaminated with E. coli. Food is also a big problem as organizations in the food sector have identified that over 7,500 children under the age of 5 are severely malnourished. With monsoon season approaching, the 1.2 million refugees are facing a serious risk of a deadly cholera outbreak and are in desperate need of clean water. GlobalMedic is responding.
GlobalMedic has reached more than 15,000 Rohingya refugees with the distribution of nearly 2,500 Family Emergency Kits and large-scale tenting infrastructure.