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Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, began on August 25, 2017 and has driven an estimated 655,500 Rohingya 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

Global Emergency Response Team

Medair’s G-ERT deployed on September 16, 2017 to support World Concern Bangladesh in their response to the Rohingya Crisis. Health and nutrition relief workers went to settlements in Kutupalong Extension, Balukhali, and Nayapara to conduct malnutrition assessments, the results of which were shared with the sector coordinating teams to support the planning of a large-scale humanitarian response.


Distribution of shelter kits and hygiene kits

For four days, starting on November 9, 2017, World Concern, with the support of Medair, distributed 4,505 shelter kits and 4,505 hygiene kits to Rohingya living in Thangkhali settlements.

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


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