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27 Aug 2018 description

As the UN Security Council meets in New York to mark one year since nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to neighboring Bangladesh, International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) working in Myanmar say 600,000 Rohingya still left in Myanmar face daily discrimination and human rights abuses, making conditions unsafe for refugees to return.

26 Aug 2018 description
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One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.

22 Aug 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

DHAKA, Bangladesh—A year into the Rohingya crisis, the humanitarian response remains woefully underfunded and young refugees in particular still struggle to cope with what they have seen and experienced.

14 May 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Millions at risk from heavy rains and winds

DHAKA, Bangladesh—In response to the start of Bangladesh’s monsoon season and the first heavy rains, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping Rohingya people from Myanmar and Bangladeshis in host communities in Cox’s Bazar access clean water and reinforce their shelters against mudslides and flooding.

19 Oct 2017 description
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Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) - description

The Policy and Advocacy Task Team of the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) 1 recognizes the continuing generosity of the Government and people of Bangladesh in keeping their borders open to the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and violence in Myanmar.

The GBVAoR, in support of the Bangladesh GBV Sub-Sector, calls upon donors and states to:

30 Sep 2016 description

Author: Marcella Willis
Strategic Impact Advisors, September 2016
Advisor: Sara Murray, Mercy Corps

Background

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) launched research to build an evidence base around connecting emergency electronic transfer (e-transfer) recipients with additional financial services.1 They wanted to learn if, when, and how e-transfers can promote sustained uptake and use of e-transfer services including mobile money.

19 Nov 2007 description
report Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is working through colleague agencies to bring relief to millions of Bangladeshi families displaced by Cyclone Sidr, one of the biggest storms in decades to hit the impoverished and densely populated South Asian country.

The Category Four storm smashed into Bangladesh on Nov. 15.

01 Oct 2007 description

Geneva, October 01, 2007 - Sir John Holmes, the United Nations Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, and leading international humanitarian organizations, including CARE, World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam and Mercy Corps, are calling for increased attention to the continuing flood situation in South Asia.

A new wave of floods in the last few weeks has submerged vast tracts of land that were just beginning to recover from earlier flooding. The latest inundations stranded another 100,000 people in Bangladesh, and left millions homeless in India.