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11 November, 2019
Monsoon Emergency Response (25 September 2019)

The refugee camp in Bangladesh in now the biggest in the world, home to almost a million Rohingya refugees in temporary shelters The refugee camp in Bangladesh in now the biggest in the world, home to almost a million Rohingya refugees in temporary shelters The monsoon season in this region runs from May to September, with most acute conditions for tow months from mid-June, bringing risks of...Read more


06 August, 2019
Monsoon in Rohingya Camps: Emergency Response

The monsoon season in this region runs from May to September, with most acute conditions for two months from mid-June, bringing risks of flooding, landslides and wind. The effect of the weather is multiplied by building restrictions in the camps, which mean that shelters must be basis and temporary, so they are extremely vulnerable to inclement weather. Read more Read more


11 December, 2018
2nd LARC camp for Myanmar refugees

CARE Bangladesh organized 2nd Long Acting Reversible Contraception Method Camp (LARC camp) for the Myanmar refugees on December 11, 2018 at Moynarghona Community Clinic which is a government run facility for the Myanmar nationals. This was jointly organized by CARE and GoB’s Family Planning Department. The 1st LARC camp was held in November 4 in Palongkhali Family Welfare Center (FWC) in...Read more


11 October, 2018
CARE Bangladesh provides midterm shelters to Myanmar refugees

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (October 4, 2018) - Myanmar refugee crisis is a one of the major humanitarian crises in the world at present. More than half a million people have crossed international borders to come to Bangladesh to escape from the communal violence in northern Rakhine state. The refugees are in constant need of monsoon and cyclone resilient shelters, WASH, cooking materials and...Read more


11 September, 2018
CARE Bangladesh observes one year of Emergency Response in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: On September 11, 2018 CARE Bangladesh observed day long activities in Ukhiya and Cox’s Bazar city to mark one year of its emergency response for Myanmar refugees. The event took place in two parts where interactive activities took place for both Myanmar refugees and guest participantsDuring the morning session, various activities were arranged for the refugees...Read more


20 August, 2018
Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh one year - CARE Interventions

Between 25 August 2017 and now, over 700,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh (ISCG Report, July 19, 2018), following an escalation of violence in the Northern Rakhine State from 25 August onwards. Over 900,000 refugees are now living in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, close to the Myanmar border. Prior to this influx, a large number of Myanmar nations were already living in Bangladesh...Read more


19 August, 2018
Camp Clean-up Campaign

CARE, in partnership with its national partner COAST Trust, is implementing the “Emergency Appeal for people fleeing Myanmar” project in camps 1E and 1W in Kutupalong, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The project is funded by Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC). The project focuses on safe water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and GBV-protection by installing hygienic latrines, deep...Read more


03 July, 2018
Reflections from the Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar by CARE Bangladesh Assistant Country Director, Prabodh Devkota

Prabodh Devkota, CARE Bangladesh Assistant Country Director shares his reflections fresh from his recent visit to Camp 16, the CARE managed refugee camp in Potibunia, Cox’s Bazar. Read more Read more


26 June, 2018
Zia Choudhury speaks to MOAS about current situation in the Refugee Camps

The weather is worsening and we’re back to learn what new preparations aid groups are making, getting the refugee community ready, shoring them up and keeping them informed. Over the last three months, CARE International, a disaster and development charity, has been preparing over 5,000 households in camps across Cox’s Bazar. They’re also working with the government to...Read more


08 May, 2018
Q&A: CARE Bangladesh country director on Rohingya crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Myanmar fleeing persecution across the border have completely overwhelmed Bangladesh’s ability to respond. International aid organizations in Bangladesh have never before dealt with such numbers of refugees with severe trauma. CARE International has been on the ground from the outset, providing food, support, and basic services to refugees who...Read more


06 August, 2019
Monsoon in Rohingya Camps: Emergency Response

The monsoon season in this region runs from May to September, with most acute conditions for two months from mid-June, bringing risks of flooding, landslides and wind. The effect of the weather is multiplied by building restrictions in the camps, which mean that shelters must be basis and temporary, so they are extremely vulnerable to inclement weather. Read more Read more


18 April, 2018
CARE’s monsoon preparedness for Myanmar Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Since August 2017, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has become on of the fastest growing and densely populated refugee shelter. Crossing over with mere belongings, the hundreds and thousands of the refugees spent weeks under the open sky. The government of Bangladesh, NGOs, INGOs, private donors and host communities helped them build temporary settlements in the crevices of hilly areas in Ukhia...Read more


17 April, 2018
April distribution of Family Hygiene and Dignity kits

It’s been over six months since the residents of Rakhine State crossed over to Bangladesh in Cox’s Bazar to escape the communal violence in Myanmar. Amidst the rainy seasons of late-monsoon, the refugees spend days under the open sky, only few were able seek refuge with the host communities. At present, 671,000 new refugees are living in different camps in Ukhia Upazila, and estimated...Read more


17 April, 2018
Relief Agencies Prepare Rohingya Refugees for Monsoon Threats

With experts warning that heavy rains and cyclonic storms could devastate new Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, several aid agencies have begun efforts to protect the refugees ahead of the impending monsoon season, which typically starts in May. The aid agencies are doing work on different levels to stave off the risks of flooding and landslides, including efforts to move many refugees away...Read more


15 April, 2018
Refugees from Myanmar still need your help

IN August last year, an influx of refugees arrived in Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar. As of February, more than 670,000 had fled across the border – making the exodus one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world. Cox’s Bazar, the camp most of these people now call home, has become the most densely populated refugee settlement in the world. More than 880,000 are...Read more


06 March, 2018
CARE Bangladesh salutes resilience of refugee woman on the occasion of IWD2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day and salute the resilience of refugee women, CARE Bangladesh organized a photo exhibition titled “194 Days of the Myanmar Refugee Crisis - Respecting Women: Faces and Stories of Resilience” on March 6, 2018 in Dhaka and on March 8, 2018 in  Cox’s Bazar. The exhibition marks the 6 month anniversary of the refugee response. The...Read more


11 October, 2018
CARE Bangladesh provides midterm shelters to Myanmar refugees

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (October 4, 2018) - Myanmar refugee crisis is a one of the major humanitarian crises in the world at present. More than half a million people have crossed international borders to come to Bangladesh to escape from the communal violence in northern Rakhine state. The refugees are in constant need of monsoon and cyclone resilient shelters, WASH, cooking materials and...Read more


25 February, 2018
Bangladesh: Six months after the refugee influx from Myanmar

Cox’s Bazar (25 February 2018) – Six months after more than 688,000 refugees from Myanmar fled from mass violence to neighboring Bangladesh, providing continued support for medical treatment, sanitation, and shelter remain the most pressing needs. “Six months into the crisis, every day that passes means that people are at risk of being forgotten. It is vital that we continue...Read more


11 December, 2017
CARE Bangladesh launched two Temporary Community Clinics for Myanmar refugees

CARE Bangladesh, in partnership with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched two Temporary Community Clinics for Myanmar refugees to provide sexual and reproductive health and primary health care services. The Clinics will also serve as Immunization (EPI) Centres and offer other government health services for women, men,...Read more


03 December, 2017
CARE Bangladesh distributed Family Hygiene and Dignity Kit to the refugees in the Ukhiya makeshift camps

On 29 November, CARE Bangladesh has distributed Family Hygiene and Dignity Kit to 1250 households in one of the makeshift camps in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, Bangadesh. Each kit contained essential items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, nail clipper, torch/flashlight, sanitary pad and multipurpose cloth. CARE plans to distribute 12000 similar kits in phases. We are happy to let you know...Read more


19 September, 2017
CARE responds to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

In the past three weeks, more than 400,000 people from Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies. "The situation of the refugees is worsening by the minute. They came to Bangladesh with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. They walked for long...Read more

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