Rohingya Response -Bangladesh -Six Months photo story by iNTER SECTOR COORDINATION GROUP

On August 25, 2017, forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) started their journey into Bangladesh. Photo Credit: BRAC/Kamrul Hasan
688,000 people fled Myanmar. They're still leaving It's the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Photo Credit : UNHCR/Andrew McConnell
The beginnings were daunting, all waited in uncertainty. But with the leadership of Bangladesh Government the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) was able to move quickly with the humanitarian response. Photo Credit BRAC/Munem Wasif
Soon we were able to provide shelter and lifesaving support to the Rohingya population. Photo Credit: UNHCR/Roger Arnold
Families could secure food and non-food-items. Photo Credit: WFP/Saikat Mojumder
Shelter, health, water sanitation and hygiene infrastructures were the first in place. Photo Credit: Save the children/ Kris Burzynski
Plates of rice provide lifesaving nourishment to children and adults to battle alarming rates of malnutrition. But with over half the population being children and majority being women who have gone through various levels of trauma a great need arose soon to deliver protection services. Photo Credit: WFP/Saikat Mojumder
Child friendly spaces were built through the settlements where children could find solace, stay engaged and receive psychosocial support. Photo Credit: UNICEF/Brown
With these available services, children are slowly going back to a stable pace of living. They are engaged in learning and expressing through art and play. Photo Credit: IOM/Fiona MacGregor
Concentrated focus is being given to ensure prevention and protection mechanisms are in place for women and adolescent girls. - Photo credit: UN WOMEN
Women Friendly Spaces and skills development for women have started to bring some light into this dire situation - Photo Credit: UN WOMEN
The Bangladesh government is collaborating closely with humanitariaon workers in providing the Rohingya and host communities with a safe environment - Photo Credit: UN Women
Health workers are delivering services door-to-door and not just in primary health care clinics. Photo Credit: WHO/Mehak Sethi
Data collection is ongoing to ensure each family member has access to services, allowing refugees to buy more varied and nutritious food. Photo Credit: WFP/Saikat Mojumder
To help reduce the risk of disease outbreaks keeping a constant supply of crucial vaccines and medications is a priority for all humanitarian actors. Photo Credit: WHO/Mehak Sethi
Disease outbreaks like cholera is a major threat for the population. Together we have worked to ensure children have their vaccines. Photo Credit: UNICEF/LeMoyne
Still crisis appears within crisis, the recent diphtheria outbreak took many arms to mitigate, many dedicated individuals to help save lives. Photo Credit: IOM/Fiona MacGregor
The upcoming heat, cyclone and monsoon seasons pose major threats for this vulnerable population. Photo Credit: Save the children/ Rik Goverde
New shelter upgrade kits are being rolled out to 120,000 families ahead of monsoon. Photo: Credit: IOM/Fiona MacGregor
Challenges remain ahead. To help save lives the work needs to go on in a nimble and fast pace. Photo Credit: WHO/Mehak Sethi
No matter what, the frontline humanitarian workers are delicately working with the affected communities and they will continue on. Photo credit: BRAC/Munem Wasif
Together our hope is for a safe and dignified future for the most vulnerable. We are committed to serving the affected Rohingya and host communities. Join us in our journey for a future which holds promise. Photo credit: UNHCR/Paula Bronstein

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