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Rohingya children in the world's largest refugee camp are suffering from malnutrition

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Since August 2017, over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to the Cox's Bazar camp in southeast Bangladesh to escape violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. it is now the largest refugee camp on earth.

Over half of the 900,000 inhabitants are children. Sadly, one in six Rohingya children under the age five in this camp are malnourished. That is some 55,000 children who are going hungry.

A donation today will help provide sachets of lifesaving vitamin-rich therapeutic food to children suffering from malnutrition. 

Nutrition Coordinator, Dr. Musharrat Jahan, at Concern Worldwide's Nutrition Support Centre at Hakim Para camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
Nutrition Coordinator, Dr. Musharrat Jahan, at Concerns Nutrition Support Centre in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
Cox's Bazar, home to over 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Photo: Abir Abdullah / Concern Worldwide.
Cox's Bazar, home to over 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Photo: Abir Abdullah / Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff in Cox's Bazar screen Azara* for malnutrition. Photo: Abir Abdullah / Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff screen Azara* for malnutrition. Photo: Abir Abdullah / Concern Worldwide.
Noor* (21) holds one of her twin girls Nur* at their tent, Jamtoli, Ukhiya. Photo: Abir Abdullah / Concern Worldwide.
Noor* (21) holds one of her twin girls Nur* at their tent, Jamtoli, Ukhiya. Photo: Abir Abdullah / Concern Worldwide.
Rohingya men from Myanmar queue at a distribution site at Hakim Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesdh. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
Rohingya men from Myanmar queue at a distribution site at Hakim Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesdh. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
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Meet Tahira and Reshma

Little Tahira lost her mother shortly after her birth in the camp. She was immediately adopted by her aunt Reshma. But she could not breastfeed Tahira and struggled to find and afford any infant formula.

As a result, Tahira became severely malnourished. With a MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) of just 7.6cm, she was at risk of death and too weak to even make a sound.

Concern's response

Thankfully, Reshma received help from Concern's nutrition team in the form of sachets of nutrient-dense therapeutic food. As you can see from the picture below, Tahira is now gaining weight and strength following two months of treatment.

While Tahira is improving daily, she is still classified as severely malnourished. She is a long way from her MUAC target of 12cm. To survive she must continue her treatment. 

Resha gives Tahira a sachet of therapeutic food. The nutrient-rich peanut paste has put Tahira on the road to recovery. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Resha gives Tahira a sachet of therapeutic food. The nutrient-rich peanut paste has put Tahira on the road to recovery. Photo: Concern Worldwide.

What you can do

The dedication of our nutrition team on the ground is made possible by people like you. Please help us save children like Tahira by donating what you can to provide lifesaving therapeutic food. 

Every donation counts

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Will provide one month of therapeutic food for one malnourished child

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Will provide one month of therapeutic food for two malnourished children

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Will provide one month of therapeutic food for three malnourished children

Donate today to save more children like Tahira

  • 39,000 children under five are malnourished in the world's largest refugee camp

  • Our course of emergency therapeutic food can save their lives

  • We need your help to reach more children

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