Bangladesh Monsoon Appeal 2018

Ranjida (35) with her son Rama at their tent, Kutupalong camp, Ukhiya. Photo: Abir Abdullah/Concern Worldwide

Bangladesh Monsoon Appeal

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in Bangladesh now face even further misery and distress with the impending Monsoon season approaching.

One family's struggle

When Ranjida and her family arrived safely in Cox’s Bazar after fleeing violence in Mynamar, Concern’s outreach Nutrition Team found Ranjida’s second youngest daughter severely malnourished.

They immediately referred little one-year-old Rama to Concern's Nutrition Outpatient Therapeutic Programme and thankfully after several visits, her condition massively improved.

Monsoon season approaching

Sadly though, the danger is far from over for little Rama, Ranjida and the rest of her family. Early monsoon rains have already arrived threatening hundreds of thousands of people living in makeshift tents and structures, which is renewing fears of flooding, mudslides and water-borne diseases.

An estimated 203,000 people are threatened by flooding and landslides in Kutupalong mega camp alone and Concern’s Nutrition Outpatient Therapeutic Program centres could be demolished or buried because of landslides or a mega cyclone.

Concern has therefore been working diligently to mitigate these risks by carrying out extensive restructuring on their Centres. This, in turn, will make them more secure so that we can continue to provide critical services throughout the monsoon season. 

You can help

Concern is scaling up and adapting its emergency response activities to meet the needs for shelter, health, and nutrition. By donating today, you can help us reach more families like Ranjida’s. Please give what you can.  

Could provide Therapeutic Food to children under 5 years of age