World Vision's response
Currently, 45 World Vision staff are serving around 5 million people across Bangladesh through various programs, including education, health and nutrition. We have been present in Bangladesh since 1970, and scaled up our programming last year to also provide relief to refugees near Cox’s Bazar.
World Vision is working in nine of 25 camp districts near Cox’s Bazar. We are the leading agency for camp coordination for the Burma Para refugee camp.
We have distributed food packages to 135,250 refugees living in makeshift settlements in Cox's Bazar. These contain enough rice, lentils, salt, oil and sugar to last for two weeks.
More than 10,000 families have received shelter kits, including tarps, ropes, blankets and sleeping mats. A total of 2,307 children have attended our child friendly spaces.
For sanitation, 145 gender-sensitive bathing spaces have been set up for 7,250 women and girls. There are now 51 wells dug to provide clean water for 25,550 people, and more than 1,000 toilets built as well.
World Vision will continue to strengthen its already extensive operations in the Cox’s Bazar camps to help refugees, particularly in monsoon season.