- What we do:
- Emergency Response
Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in its history due to the huge influx of refugees from Rakhine State in Myanmar. More than 815,000 people are presently hosted in Cox’s Bazar, one of the poorest and most vulnerable districts in the country. Around 60% of Rohingya refugees are children, including an estimated 12,000 orphans. Many have experienced horrific brutality and the destruction of their homes and villages.
SCIAF is working closely with Caritas Bangladesh and others in the Caritas family to help some of the most vulnerable refugees. Donations from Scotland have already helped provide rice, lentils, sugar and oil, as well as plates, saucepans, glasses and cooking utensils to over 40,000 families. We’ve also helped distributed blankets and sleeping mats to 14,600 families so they can keep warm at night.