The exodus of Rohingya children, women, and men fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has brought nearly one million people to Bangladesh since 2017. These families are living in what are considered the world’s largest and most congested refugee settlements. Conditions are exacerbated by the fact that the district of Cox’s Bazar—where most refugees have settled—is one of the poorest areas in Bangladesh.
World Vision US President, Edgar Sandoval Sr, visited Cox's Bazar in January 2020. As you will see in the videos below, he experienced both the difficult life in the refugee camps as well as cutting-edge work by World Vision to respond to the food security needs of this vulnerable community.
World Vision’s work in and around Cox’s Bazar serves more than 400,000 of those living in 23 of the 27 camps, as well as another 168,000 local residents.
Recently, two donors and friends of World Vision traveled to Cox’s Bazar. They saw vital, lifesaving work that needs immediate funding to continue. Because they were so moved by what they saw, they generously donated $500,000 with a challenge for us to raise an additional $500,000 from our faithful donor community. Thanks to their generosity, we are on our way to continued funding for these projects, but we need more donors like you to join them. Please visit the link below to contribute to this urgent need.
Former World Vision sponsored child, Atul Mrong, Senior Leader for World Vision’s Rohingya Response, takes you through a refugee camp in Bangladesh near Cox’s Bazar. He and World Vision are impacting lives and serving those in need every day, especially the most vulnerable – children.
Discover how a World Vision community kitchen in a Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp is so special: as a cooking place, gathering spot and a way to empower women and families.
The Rohingya refugee camps typically only have 10 ft x 10 ft or 10 sq meters per person. The UN recommends that refugee camps have a minimum of 45 sq meters per person. This video takes a quirky look at what a space that tiny looks like in reality and compares life here to life in a refugee camp.
Safety anywhere is important, but in a refugee camp it’s essential and a reality that women face. Hear how solar-powered lamps in front of the latrines allow women to feel safe going there at night.
Learn more about how World Vision responds within 24 to 72 hours from when a disaster strikes, anywhere around the world.
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