In Bangladesh, ICRC distributes food to 19,000 displaced people

24 May 2017

 The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), supported by the ICRC, kicked off yet another round of food distribution to 3,200 families (19,000 people),who fled from Rakhine State in Myanmar and are residing with host communities in Bangladesh.

The second round of distribution, which is considered the biggest since the opening of the permanent mission in Dhaka in 2006, should provide the families with essential food items for two months and was timed to take place a week before the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

The first leg of the distribution, which was carried out last April, to the same beneficiaries, covered the needs of the families for a month.

BDRCS and the ICRC continue to respond to the pressing needs of the new arrivals from Myanmar, notably in health care and Restoring Family Links services, which were launched during the early weeks of the crisis, back in October 2016, and are maintained even now.

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