There are now more than 603, 000 Rohingya refugees who have fled conflict to Bangladesh. This is a large scale and escalating humanitarian crisis.
More than 603,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Bangladesh's Cox Bazaar district and the influx continues. These individuals are living in terrible conditions and need life-saving assistance now, including clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, essential food items and emergency supplies.
Existing camps and the ones newly being set up are inadequate to deal with the massive influx of people. These individuals have been left homeless and hungry following a long and treacherous journey across the border. More than 90% of the newly arrived have no shelter and only 50% have access to safe drinking water.
More than 470,000 people need aid because they don't have enough to eat, of which 200,000 are vulnerable people including pregnant women, new mothers, and children under 5.
What Oxfam is doing
Oxfam is responding now and has reached nearly 185,000 people by providing clean drinking water, portable toilets and sanitation facilities, plastic sheets, and other essential supplies. In total, we are planning to reach more than 200,000 people.
We are working with the government and other agencies to make sure that new refugee camps being setup meet humanitarian standards for the delivery of aid.
Read more about our campaign here: https://www.oxfam.ca/emergencies/bangladesh-rohingya-crisis