How we are helping forcibly displaced families from Myanmar
BRAC has reached more than 600,000 people living in settlements in Cox's Bazar.
We are scaling up our humanitarian assistance activities every day, focusing on maternal and child health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and keeping women, children, and adolescent girls safe.
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More than half a million people have now arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, from Myanmar since August 25. Of these, more than 1,500 children are separated from their parents or arrived unaccompanied.
According to UN estimates and BRAC field staff:
most families face sever food shortages; housing and temporary shelter materials are in short supply; communities face inadequate or a complete lack of primary health care services, including maternal, neonatal, and child health care; an inadequate water supply and sanitation infrastructure has been exacerbated by rainy weather and poor hygiene conditions, leading to outbreaks of communicable diseases: and women and children are at risk for physical and sexual violence and trafficking
BRAC continues to provide aid as part of the Inter-sectoral Coordination Group.
BRAC is currently welcoming almost 5,000 children through the doors of its child friendly spaces every day. It is treating thousands of patients daily at its 52 mobile health camps and ten stationary clinics. Sixty health and medical teams are working in coordination with ten delivery centers, supported by 20 paramedics and midwives. Another 60 field workers are working to install 15,000 latrines and more than 1,000 tube wells by mid-October. They are supported by teams of engineers and water and sanitation specialists.
As the scale of the humanitarian crisis grows, new vulnerabilities, such as human trafficking, slavery, and psychological trauma, may also emerge as critical areas.
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