Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis

by World Vision
Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis
Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis
Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis
Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis
Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis
Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis

Summary

During the early hours of 25 August, violence erupted in Rakhine State when insurgents launched deadly ambushes on police posts. The resulting crossfire and security crackdown have triggered the mass movement of tens of thousands of people, most of whom are women and children. To date, an estimated more than 400,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh, including 200,000 children ages 4-14 years, based on consolidated field reports of aid agencies working in Cox's Bazar.

$5,646
total raised
34
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

During the early hours of 25 August, violence erupted in Rakhine State when insurgents launched deadly ambushes on police posts. The resulting crossfire and security crackdown have triggered the mass movement of tens of thousands of people, most of whom are women and children. To date, an estimated more than 400,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh, including 200,000 children ages 4-14 years, based on consolidated field reports of aid agencies working in Cox's Bazar.

Solution

Following the outbreak of violence, access to affected populations has been restricted in Myanmar to all international aid groups, except the International Red Cross movement. The government is heading internal relief efforts. Upon gaining access and approval for work, World Vision plans to launch a response program to meet the needs of crisis-affected communities. In Bangladesh, staff are conducting a joint rapid assessment in Cox's Bazar in coordination with the government.

Long-Term Impact

Response time frame: 6-9 months Focus areas: o Water and Sanitation (WASH) o Food and nutrition o Emergency medical treatment o Shelter o Safety and security (especially for women, children and other vulnerable populations) o Education

Resources

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Organization Information

World Vision

Location: Federal Way, WA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Bernadette Martin
Federal Way, WA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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