Bangladesh https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Bangladesh Country content en WFP Reiterates Commitment To Supporting Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh https://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 https://www.wfp.org As Refugees from Myanmar Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh Camps, WFP Prepares for Imminent Monsoon Season (For the Media) https://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 https://www.wfp.org New Rohingya Arrivals In Bangladesh At Risk From Poor Diets https://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 https://www.wfp.org 2017 A Year of Unprecedented Humanitarian Emergencies (For the Media) https://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 https://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes Support From Kuwait Red Crescent Society For Rohingya Refugees https://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 https://www.wfp.org New WFP Footage from Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/new-wfp-footage-rohingya-camp-bangladesh-media The Government of Bangladesh, international partners and local communities in Cox’s Bazar have responded robustly to the needs of hundreds of thousands of people arriving from Myanmar. WFP has provided food (rice, lentils and oil) to around 700,000 people. 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. Bangladesh English Asia Cash and Vouchers Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:42:37 +0000 WFP 651599 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Concerned about High Malnutrition Rates among Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-concerned-about-high-malnutrition-rates-among-rohingya-refugees-cox%E2%80%99s-bazar COX’S BAZAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is redoubling its efforts to address malnutrition among refugees in Cox’s Bazar but warns that a broader effort is needed because clean water, toilets and health facilities are just as vital as food in effectively tackling malnutrition. Bangladesh Myanmar Asia Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:17:44 +0000 WFP 651561 at https://www.wfp.org New Data Shows Doubling of Life Threatening Malnutrition Among Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/new-data-shows-doubling-life-threatening-malnutrition-among-rohingya-refugee-children-banglad A new survey shows that the malnutrition rates in Kutupalong are alarming. The preliminary findings indicate one in four Rohinyga children are suffering from malnutrition. WFP is providing nutritional support to women and young children, many of whom were already malnourished before arriving in Bangladesh. They receive Super Cereal Plus, a kind of nutritious porridge. WFP urgently needs US$77 million to support one million people in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh, including the new arrivals and people who were already living in camps near the border and host communities. Bangladesh English Asia Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:35:50 +0000 WFP 651546 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Media Advisory - Rohingya Pledging Conference: Multimedia Materials for Journalists and Broadcasters https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-media-advisory-rohingya-pledging-conference-multimedia-materials-journalists-a ROME – As leaders gather for the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Crisis in Geneva tomorrow, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, called for access and resources to alleviate the suffering of more than half a million people. WFP has provided food to the 580,000 people who have flooded out of Myanmar since August 25. Bangladesh Myanmar Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:32:14 +0000 WFP 651511 at https://www.wfp.org Bangladesh-Myanmar Border https://www.wfp.org/videos/bangladesh-myanmar-border WFP Emergency Coordinator Michael Dunford is helping 580,000 Rohingya refugees at the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. WFP urgently needs US$77 million to continue supporting new arrivals and families already living in camps close to the border. Stories Bangladesh English Asia Video stories Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 651689 at https://www.wfp.org