HHRD's Emergency Response Team (ERT) of Br. Mamun and Br. Mubarak are on location in Cox Bazar Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Refugees have sought safety from the violence in Myanmar. Consisting mainly of women and children these makeshift camps have become a center of disease and infection due to lack of hygienic conditions. Our ERT has reported a total of 640,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh with 429,000 having arrived since the new wave of violence this past month. The government of Bangladesh has appealed for $77 million in aid and have only received 36% thus far.
It is estimated that another 100,000 Rohingya are at the border of Bangladesh waiting to be allowed in. Cox Bazar is one of most popular locations of Rohingya Refugees however, the location has proved difficult with torrential rains sweeping away makeshift tents and spreading infection. Our ERT has reported 154,000 children are facing malnourishment as 90% of Rohingya Refugees receive only one meal a day. HHRD's Burma Relief Fund allows donors to select a food package for $100 which will help feed a family of 6 for one month.