Rohingya Response 2018

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Geneva - United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a USD 951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the com

Cox’s Bazar – When a poor, rural farming community finds itself in the middle of the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world – doubling its population in just a few months – it’s not just the new arrivals who need support as food prices soar and infrastructure is overloaded.

Cox’s Bazar  – The UN Migration Agency is providing search and rescue training; setting up emergency medical centres; establishing bases for work crews and light machinery; and upgrading shelters to mitigate disasters when the monsoon and cyclone season hits the

Cox’s Bazar – It will be six months, this Sunday (25/02), since almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started arriving in Bangladesh.


Cox's Bazaar: Living on the Edge

As Bangladesh’s annual wet season approaches, IOM is also working to secure infrastructure and boost resilience among Rohingya refugees and the local community. 

Amina Begum's Story

"God knows - I might have died!" When a diphtheria outbreak in the refugee camp threatened lives, Amina Begum's priorities became clear...

Mohammad's Story

How do you cope with a diagnosis of suspect cancer when you are a refugee unable to pay for medical care?

Tasmin Fatima's Story

It might be a "man's job", but for lone parent Tasmin Fatima, labouring to improve the refugee camp where she lives brings new opportunities  ...

Jahida Begum's Story

Jahida Begum is new to refugee camp life, but she's determined to make a home for her children ...

Abida Khatun's Story

Abida Khatun, 75, maybe frail, but she has no problems speaking out about the terrible ground conditions that stop her leaving her shelter ...

Mohammad Ali's Story

Mohammad Ali's dreams for his family were destroyed in Myanmar, but now he's finding a new role in life - building bridges to help other refugees ...

Pormin's Story

Pormin, 19, was pregnant when she fled Myanmar.  Now she's raising her baby alone in the world's biggest refugee camp...

Ansarullah's Story

Ansarullah's story: For Ansarullah, 10, life as a refugee gets a whole lot better when you start to make new friends ...

Six Months A Refugee

In the past six months more than 688,000 Rohingya refugees escaped violence in Myanmar by fleeing into Bangladesh. IOM, other agencies and the Bangladesh authorities support them on the ground. But it is the refugees' own resilience that shines through when they share their stories of life in the world's biggest refugee camp ...