Since August 2017, 840,000 Rohingya have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar, settling in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. HelpAge is working in Bangladesh to reach those whose needs are often overlooked in humanitarian crisis--older people and people with disabilities.
Together with our local partners, HelpAge is distributing food, clean water, and seasonal supplies such as warm clothes and blankets. We're also providing primary health care and counseling for many who have been traumatized by violence and the loss of loved ones.
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One year on after the crisis began, many Rohingya refugees still need help. Look back with us through our photo story of the past year's challenges and hard-won progress in Cox's Bazar.
Read more about our humanitarian response in Cox's Bazar. This brief provides more information about our efforts to improve access to health care, trauma support, and basic humanitarian relief.
Older people with disabilities caught in humanitarian crises face inordinate challenges accessing assistance. Learn what HelpAge is doing to end the exclusion of older people with disabilities in humanitarian responses.