Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Myanmar fleeing persecution across the border have completely overwhelmed Bangladesh’s ability to respond. International aid organizations in Bangladesh have never before dealt with such numbers of refugees with severe trauma.
CARE International has been on the ground from the outset, providing food, support, and basic services to refugees who have fled the violence. With a special focus on women, the organization has helped start health clinics specifically for that population, as well as a nutrition-monitoring program for children.
Nearly one year into the crisis, CARE in conjunction with the Bangladesh government is operating one block of a refugee camp with 25,000 residents.