Help Save Children in BangladeshBangladesh became independent in 1971, and has since suffered military unrest, extreme poverty and natural disasters. In August 2017, monsoons, landslides and flooding devastated parts of northern Bangladesh. To further tax the resilient Bangladeshi people, 688,000 Rohingya men, women and children have crossed the border into Bangladesh, fleeing large-scale violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Since August 2017, 688,000 Rohingya children and families have fled to Bangladesh following a rapid and alarming escalation of violence in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. Save the Children is working around the clock to ensure Rohingya children and their families are supported in their basic human rights. We run more than 180 child-friendly spaces and centers which support Rohingya children’s learning and well-being. We are distributing food, shelter items and hygiene and household kits as well as digging latrines and handing out warm clothes and blankets for the cold winter months. Save the Children has reached more than 624,000 people including nearly 350,000 children.