One year on: The world's fastest growing humanitarian crisis
Exactly one year ago, on August 25, 2017, a new wave of violence in Myanmar propelled more than 700,000 desperate Rohingya–fleeing for their lives– across the border into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Marium, a Bangladeshi woman who has lived in Cox's Bazar all her life, opened her home to several families who arrived at her doorstep.
"I tried to help them with whatever I had," she told us. "We are not rich, but I tried my best to give them a roof over their head, or at least a glass of water. But I could not give them enough. I wanted to give more."
Marium helped the Rohingya families connect with our humanitarian teams. She formed lasting bonds with the families she harbored and, a year later, continues to visit them. Marium has witnessed countless stories of resilience, hope, and determination.
Thanks to donors like you, BRAC was one of the first to react to the crisis, the fastest to scale, and today we have the largest response of any organization. BRAC has reached more than 600,000 displaced Rohingya and host community members like Marium with at least one critical humanitarian service.
None of this would be possible without people like you. Thank you for doing what you can, like Marium, to make the world a better place.
BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC founded in 2006. An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with its own Board of Directors and resources, BRAC USA plays a critical role building awareness, mobilizing resources, and collaborating with international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations worldwide.