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When an emergency hits, Oxfam is there.
At any given time our teams are responding to an average of 25 emergencies worldwide.
Hundred of thousands of Rohingya people have crossed over to Bangladesh. This is a large scale and escalating humanitarian crisis.
They are living in terrible conditions and need life-saving assistance now. More than 70% of the refugees are without adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water.
Oxfam is responding now, providing clean water and other essential supplies.
More than 500,000 people have crossed over to Bangladesh's South-Eastern Districts of Cox's Bazar and Bandarban districts from Rakhine since 25 August. More than 70% of the refugees are without adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water.
According to UNHCR, they join the more than 400,000 others already living there in cramped makeshift camps since the early 1990s. Existing camps and the ones newly being set up are inadequate to deal with the massive influx, resulting in many seeking shelter under open skies, by the roadside and in forest areas with little or no protection. Those staying outside camps, in border areas have little or no access to clean drinking water.
Water supply, water purification, and storage facilities are needed immediately. Due to the inadequate sanitation facilities, there's a high probability for the spread of waterborne diseases.
You can read more about the situation, and Oxfam's response, HERE on the Oxfam GB website
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