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Oxfam volunteer Zahid Hossain, age 20, talking to Abdul Malek, age 80, about the precautions elderly people should take to prevent Covid-19. Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, Bangladesh. Photo: Fabeha Monir
Around the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has upended lives and forced communities to adapt to new ways of working. The situation is no different for humanitarian contexts like Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh—where refugees are taking on innovative new approaches to combat the virus. Cox’s Bazar is home...
Refugees on the Frontlines
Strong refugee leadership is even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic when humanitarian activities have been reduced to prevent transmission of the virus.
Urban wastes from the upstream and Mymensingh City Corporation have contributed to a dramatic decline in the health of the Old Bramhaputra.
Stormy skies over Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, 20 May threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown.
Cyclone threatens Cox’s Bazar as first Covid-19 cases are confirmed - Oxfam
Almost one million Rohingya people in the world's largest refugee camp are facing the added threat of a cyclone as the first cases of Covid-19 are confirmed.
It hasn't been long that I have been advocating for river governance. Having grown up in an urban city like Dhaka, I had a minimal connection with rivers. So, let alone thinking of river governance, I had a little knowledge and idea about the geography and character of rivers. However, as a part of...
Oxfam in Asia - Rohingya refugee camp
Coronavirus has now posed serious challenges for all actors to operate in the camps. Aid agencies are only allowed to run essential services; and as a part of Bangladesh's government’s directive, Oxfam is running WASH services in a number of Rohingya camps.
Oxfam - Cox's Bazar - Rohingya refugees: Working for Peace, Longing for Home
Two years is a long time for lives to be left on hold, and for many Rohingya, this has been the case for even longer.
Oxfam in Asia - Press Release - Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp
Oxfam has opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people.
Bangladesh - Rohingya Crisis - Refugee Children Enjoy Rare Moment of Laughter
Hundreds of Rohingya children enjoyed a rare moment of laughter as they watched a play designed to teach them how to keep clean and stay healthy in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

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