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Bangladesh Red Crescent Society - Population Movement Operation (PMO), Cox's Bazar, Monthly Report, Jan 2019

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Since 25 August 2017, people from Rakhine state of Myanmar entered Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh crossing the border. A situation of statelessness imposed over generations to the most vulnerable. With the support from the host community and the Government, they settled down in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas. The people and the Government of Bangladesh welcomed a massive influx of people from Rakhine State with resounding generosity and open borders. The speed and scale of the influx was nonetheless a challenge and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) stepped up its support to mitigate a critical humanitarian emergency. The Population Movement Operation (PMO) objective is to lessen the distress of the displaced people by improving the abilities to cope with the strains of hosting nearly a million people in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Partner National Societies (PNS) and the government through One Window Framework concept and shared leadership approach. They are in threat of living in a congested, ill equipped and cyclone prone sites, with alarming limited options for a safe evacuation.