Fighting coronavirus in Rohingya refugee camps
13 July 2020
Coronavirus has reached the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, meaning that thousands of families are at risk from the virus.
We are working together with Caritas Bangladesh to plan the next stage of their life-saving response.
The crowded conditions of the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar make preventing the spread of coronavirus very challenging.
Caritas Bangladesh is running an awareness-raising campaign to teach people about good handwashing and how to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Families are given accurate advice about coronavirus and learn the best handwashing techniques so they can protect their families.
Volunteers from among the Rohingya community have been recruited to help spread life-saving messages within the camps.
Caritas Banlgadesh have provided protective equipment to their local outreach workers like Collins, who have stayed in the camps to help vulnerable families survive.
They are also setting up water points so that families can access the clean water they need to stay safe.
Our planned work to protect Rohingya families from coronavirus relies on your generous support.