BANGLADESH

ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

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.

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.

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August 19, 2018 – Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017

On World Humanitarian Day, GlobalMedic volunteers packed 980 Family Emergency Kits that are being shipped to Cox’s Bazar and will be distributed to refugee families….

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