Rohingya Response 2018

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Dhaka/Cox’s Bazar - Almost a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face a triple threat of extreme weather, funding shortfalls and uncertainty about their future, William Lacy Swing, head of the UN Migration Agency, IOM, said today.

Cox’s Bazar - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim yesterday (02/07) called on the world to support Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps, where IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UN partner agencies urgently need new funding to sustain aid del

Cox’s Bazar - Hundreds of new temporary shelters are being built each week by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in a rapid response project to create safer homes for thousands most at risk from landslides and flooding in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps.

Cox’s Bazar - Heavy rainfall in Cox’s Bazar earlier this month has put major strain on drainage systems in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps, according to IOM engineers, who predict it will cost at least USD 1 million to clear blocked channels and maintain them to prevent dange


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 ...