Urgent call to action:
It has been reported that an estimated 379,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since 25 August as a result of attacks in the Rakhine State, Myanmar. The speed and magnitude of this influx has overwhelmed the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian agencies to respond to immediate needs. It is estimated that 80 per cent of new arrivals are children and women, including newborn babies and pregnant women. Some of the new refugees are putting together makeshift huts, but the majority are staying in the open air. They are suffering from trauma, exhaustion, sickness and hunger. Most of them have walked 50/60 kilometers for up to six days and are in dire need of food, water, shelter and protection.
The situation remains highly fluid, with more than 15,000 people arriving every day. Cox's Bazar, one of the most vulnerable districts in Bangladesh, is already coping with poor performance in child-related indicators and vulnerability to natural disasters. It is now confronted with a dire humanitarian crisis.
Nurture Project International has deployed a team to respond to this emergency situation. Our team will provide maternal and reproductive healthcare and Infant and Young Child Feeding programs, including the creation of safe spaces for mothers and babies. We will deliver immediate life-saving humanitarian assistance to new arrivals but we need your help to provide an immediate response.