Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, began on August 25, 2017. Since then, 745,000 Rohingya – more than half of whom are children – fled across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The speed and scale of the influx of refugees resulted in a humanitarian emergency, as people arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs. They are now reliant on humanitarian assistance for food, shelter, health care, and other life-saving needs.

This is where we come in.


Basic local services are under severe strain due to the massive increase of people in the area. In some of the refugee settlements that spontaneously emerged, water and sanitation facilities are limited or of poor quality, significantly increasing the risk disease outbreaks.

The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, having fled conflict and experienced severe trauma, and are now living in extremely difficult conditions.*


How We Help

 Health & Nutrition

Medair, in partnership with World Concern, provides primary health care and nutrition services through mobile teams and clinics within the refugee camp.



Medair, in partnership with World Relief, distributes shelter and hygiene kits. 5,000 families received shelter upgrade kits and training on how to build durable, safe shelters to protect against inclement weather during the monsoon season.

Humanitarian Coordination

Technical staff participate in coordination mechanisms, including sector and technical working groups, to develop guidelines and plans to improve the quality of the Rohingya response.

Our Impact


people benefited from 4,505 emergency shelter kits containing high-quality tarpaulin, ground sheet and rope. Shelter upgrade and community tool kits assisted an additional 5,000 families construct safer, sturdy shelters.


hygiene kits distributed containing a bucket, cup, jug, body soap, laundry soap, and hygiene items for women

Get Involved

Generous gifts from people like you
World Concern (BGD)
Swiss Solidarity
Tearfund (UK)
World Concern (US)

*Source:  Situation Report: Rohingya Refugee Crises, January 14, 2018, Inter Sector Coordination Group