In just a few months, more than half a million people - equivalent to a city the size of Miami - have fled from the Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh, and thousands more arrive every day. Makeshift settlements and formal camps lack shelter, adequate sanitation, access to clean water, and safe places to bathe and play. Families are hungry, traumatized, and desperate for water. Many women are pregnant, and lack adequate prenatal care. With monsoon season approaching, the need is dire.
BRAC has reached over one million Rohingya with at least one critical service, including maternal and child health, clean water, sanitation, hygiene, child protection, and education. More than 700 trained experts in emergency response have treated patients, installed latrines and tube wells, and trained the host community and Rohingya as community mobilization volunteers. As the situation evolves, your contribution will help BRAC adapt, scale, and reach the most vulnerable families faster.
BRAC is coordinating closely with the Bangladeshi government, UN, and partner organizations. With more than 40 years of experience in Bangladesh and local staff that can bridge linguistic and cultural barriers faster, BRAC is the local organization leading the response. BRAC is planning for a long-term presence, with an eye toward sustainability, that also addresses the needs of the host communities. As the situation unfolds, BRAC is committed to adapting and scaling. We're here - for good.
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