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Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Crisis

There are close to a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh – more than 700,000 arrived following the violence of 25 August 2017. Some have been there since the 1990s. Overcrowding and poor infrastructure leaves people exposed to diseases, especially during monsoon season, and lack of legal status prevents refugees from working, studying, getting specialist medical help, or reporting crimes. 
Two years is a long time for lives to be left on hold, and for many Rohingya this has been the case for even longer.
Oxfam is providing vital aid including clean water and food to Rohingya refugees. So far, we’ve helped more than a quarter of a million (266,000) people in Bangladesh and we provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to 100,000 Rohingya and Kaman Muslims confined to camps in Myanmar.

After her husband was killed Nur made the brave decision to leave everything behind in order to lead her eight children away from escalating violence. They fled their home in Myanmar across extremely difficult terrain into neighbouring Bangladesh.

They face danger and trauma with monsoon rains that threaten them with landslides and deadly waterborne diseases.

“When it rains, it becomes very difficult to go to the water point or the latrines. The roads become very slippery. We often fall down. It becomes very tough to move, to climb up and down from the steep hills.

“This tent is unstable; it is not safe for me and my children. When the wind blows, my house starts to shake. I am afraid of the monsoon and strong winds. We have to reinforce the shelter so that it will not get blown down by the wind.

“I want to live well with my children. I want to live here peacefully and modestly. But I can only provide for them if I receive help. I wish I could give my children toys, so they can play happily inside when the rain comes.”

Nur’s family is among the nearly 900,000 Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh since August 2017. You can help save the lives of Rohingya people in the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Single mothers whose husbands are missing or dead make up one in six families in the camps. Oxfam is supporting women and girls to create an environment where they are listened to and valued including the organisation of women's groups and women-friendly spaces in the camps.

Oxfam is on the ground keeping people safe. We’re providing clean water sources, latrines that are safe for women to use, showers and hygiene kits to keep people clean and food vouchers that families can exchange at local markets for nutritious foods. We’re also improving toilets and sewage facilities to help prevent the spread of disease.

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