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The situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in decades. To date almost a million people have fled to the area, majority of them women and children.

Conditions are very difficult and many are in poor shape. People have built makeshift living dwellings and are in dire need of food, water, shelter, basic supplies and health services.

Poor living conditions and lack of toilet facilities increase the risk of contagious diseases. Malnutrition is common amongst children and a large part of the population has not been vaccinated, therefor infectious diseases spread easily. Monsoon season starts in May-June which will exacerbate the already hard conditions.

Red Cross and Red Crescent distributes daily clean water and food as well as blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, kitchen utensils and hygiene packs. Furthermore toilets and washing spaces are being built.

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