Rohingya Crisis

HelpAge's Coordinated Response

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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Since HelpAge and its partners began responding in Bangladesh, 50,000 older people and their families have received humanitarian assistance.


How we're responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar


Our Impact So Far


Impact supporting older rohingya refugees with humanitarian relief and health care

Photo story with an update on one-year anniversary of crisis and navigating monsoon season

View our Photo Story

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.

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Humanitarian relief for rohingya refugees

Download the Brief

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. 

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Watch the video on older people with disabilities

Watch the Video 

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.

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Donate now to support older people around the world

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Want to do more? Support our ongoing relief efforts to reach older Rohingya refugees and strengthen the capacity of local responders in Cox's Bazar.