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«We desperately need food»

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Bangladesh

Like more than 500,000 Rohingyas who have had to flee their homes in recent months, Monowara and her family have sought safety in a makeshift camp in Bangladesh. This young woman in her thirties has three children and is pregnant with her fourth. She has received very little humanitarian aid. Monwara provided us with this testimony: 

Monowara with one of her children

Monowara with one of her children | Handicap International

«We live in a shelter made from bamboo and plastic sheets. We arrived on 3 September and we built it ourselves using the materials we had to hand. Since we’ve been in the camp, we’ve been short of food and drinking water, because humanitarian organisations don’t distribute enough. I’m pregnant and need medical attention, but I can’t reach the hospital. Our top priority at the moment is food, but we also need clothes and somewhere safe for the children.»

Since 30 August, Handicap International has provided humanitarian assistance to nearly 10,000 refugees.

  • We have interviewed more than 3,000 people and identified their needs through door-to-door surveys;
  • The organisation has provided emergency psychological support to more than 2,000 people;
  • We have organised nearly 400 rehabilitation sessions and handed out 160 mobility aids, including wheelchairs, crutches, and the like;
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