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23 Nov 2017 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries of the world: 1,110 inhabitants per square kilometre, this is five times as much as in Germany. The country is currently experiencing an extreme high influx of refugees from Myanmar. On August 25, 2017, violent confrontations happened between Rohingya rebels and the Myanmar police and army. Since that day, more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled violence and moved to Bangladesh. This situation is a challenge to Bangladesh.

20 May 2008 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Rangoon/Bonn, 20.05.2008. Welthungerhilfe has put a chain of supplies into place in the until now inaccessible Irrawaddy Delta. Every day, around 25 tonnes of relief supplies are being moved into the disaster zone. 'For over a week now, work has been going well, we will soon be able to reach 50,000 people.' reports Angela Schwarz, Welthungerhilfe's Regional Director in Myanmar.

14 May 2008 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Rangoon/Bonn, 14.05.2008. Welthungerhilfe has dispatched its first trucks to the Irrawaddy Delta today. Three vehicles carrying a total of 18 tons of relief supplies are now on their way to Bogale. The journey is likely to take around six hours because many parts of the road are still impassable.

08 May 2008 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Rangoon/Bonn, 08.05.2008. Welthungerhilfe is initially distributing food for 5,000 survivors of Cyclone Nargis. We were able to promptly start providing initial aid for the victims because Welthungerhilfe has been active in Myanmar for many years now. From the project location in Rangoon Welthungerhilfe aid workers bought produce from local rice mills and immediately began distributing it. "The people are starving. Although there are still rice reserves, nobody has the money to pay the soaring prices.