Bangladesh http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Bangladesh Country content en WFP needs urgent support to provide food assistance to Rohingya and host communities in Bangladesh http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-needs-urgent-support-provide-food-assistance-rohingya-and-host-communities-ban COX’s BAZAR – With monsoon rains on their way, the World Food Programme (WFP) urgently needs more funding to continue providing food assistance Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis living in the Cox’s Bazar area close to the border with Myanmar.    Bangladesh Asia Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:52:42 +0000 WFP 651817 at http://www.wfp.org Joint Response Plan for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: An appeal for US$ 951 million to assist 1.3 million people http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/joint-response-plan-rohingya-humanitarian-crisis-appeal-us-951-million-assist-13-m Cox’s Bazar, 16 March, 2018: The Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis is being launched this afternoon at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva by Mr. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR; Mr. William Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration, IOM and Ms. Mia Seppo, UN Resident Coordinator for Bangladesh.  Bangladesh Asia Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:39:04 +0000 WFP 651815 at http://www.wfp.org Six Months into Exodus, Rohingya Face Devastating Rains http://www.wfp.org/videos/six-months-exodus-rohingya-face-devastating-rains WFP is in Cox's Bazar readying for the upcoming monsoon season. Building bridges & roads, fortifying unstable terrains, and reinforcing sites against wind & rains. Stories Bangladesh English Asia Video stories Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Logistics Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651918 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Reiterates Commitment To Supporting Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-reiterates-commitment-supporting-rohingya-refugees-bangladesh ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has restated the organization’s commitment to providing food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:02:30 +0000 WFP 651750 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Prepares to Face Upcoming Monsoon Season in Bangladesh Refugee Camps http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-prepares-face-upcoming-monsoon-season-bangladesh-refugee-camps As Rohingya continue to flee violence in Myanmar, refugee camps in Bangladesh are overflowing with people, and WFP prepares to face the looming Monsoon Season. Stories Bangladesh English Asia Video stories Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651915 at http://www.wfp.org As Refugees from Myanmar Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh Camps, WFP Prepares for Imminent Monsoon Season (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/refugees-myanmar-continue-arrive-bangladesh-camps-wfp-prepares-imminent-monsoon-season-media Kutupalong is fast becoming the biggest refugee camp in the world. Improved site management and infrastructure support is critical ahead of the monsoon season when rains and landslides pose a risk. WFP is supporting the engineering and site management operations of the “mega camp” by bringing in additional engineers, supporting road construction, and monsoon preparedness. WFP provides micronutrient-fortified biscuits when people first arrive; then after registration, we conduct regular distributions of rice, vegetable oil and lentils; hot meals through community kitchens; and nutritious porridge for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five years old. Bangladesh English Asia Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:10:57 +0000 WFP 651708 at http://www.wfp.org New Rohingya Arrivals In Bangladesh At Risk From Poor Diets http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-rohingya-arrivals-bangladesh-risk-poor-diets COX’S BAZAR – A new study shows that although more than 90 percent of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar have received emergency food assistance, a major concern is limited access to a well-diversified and balanced diet. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:04:41 +0000 WFP 651680 at http://www.wfp.org 2017 A Year of Unprecedented Humanitarian Emergencies (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/2017-year-unprecedented-humanitarian-emergencies-media In 2017, we saw progress in defeating global hunger being reversed, as record numbers of people have fled their homes to escape fighting. Out of the 815 million hungry people on the planet, 489 million live in countries affected by conflict. It’s been a challenging year with an unprecedented number of hunger emergencies, almost all driven by conflict. Four countries stared famine in the face, and in one country, South Sudan, famine was declared in February in two counties. It was beaten back by a massive, sustained humanitarian response and improved access but there is still a risk that famine could appear in other locations.  WFP is on the ground and in the air, doing whatever it takes to reach people in some of the most remote places on earth. Bangladesh Congo, Democratic Republic of the Somalia Syrian Arab Republic Uganda Yemen English Africa Airdrops Asia Middle East Syria emergency Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651679 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes Support From Kuwait Red Crescent Society For Rohingya Refugees http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-welcomes-support-kuwait-red-crescent-society-rohingya-refugees KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$500,000 contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society for urgent food assistance to Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state for safety in Bangladesh.    Bangladesh Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:58:10 +0000 WFP 651632 at http://www.wfp.org Bangladesh, Kutupalong Camp http://www.wfp.org/videos/bangladesh-kutupalong-camp Kutupalong is fast becoming the biggest refugee camp in the world and WFP is working to improve access to the most vulnerable. A new bridge has been built by WFP to open up new routes to get life-saving food closer to families. WFP urgently needs US$27.8 million to support one million people until the end of February 2018 in the Cox’s Bazar region (Bangladesh), including new arrivals and people who were already living in camps near the border and host communities. Stories Bangladesh English Asia Video stories Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651911 at http://www.wfp.org