Two years since attacks by the Myanmar military forced Rohingya families into exile in Cox’s Bazar we continue to offer children a safe place to play, learn and recover.
Bangladesh – September 13 2019

"We're still here": the Rohingya in limbo

It has been two years since the Myanmar military launched a violent attack against the country’s Rohingya community – forcing almost half a million children, and their families, into exile in Bangladesh

Families living in the densely packed settlement in Cox’s Bazar are facing appalling conditions, without access to enough healthy food, clean water or toilets. 40,000 children were left without parental care and disease outbreaks remain a constant threat – particularly during the summer monsoon season.  

World-class photo-journalist Renaud Philippe has visited Cox’s Bazar, where our child-friendly spaces are providing more than 350 children each day with a safe place to play, learn and begin to recover from the trauma they have experienced. Through his vivid photography and storytelling, meet some of the Rohingya children and families who are rebuilding their lives after tragedy.  

SOS Children’s Villages is providing safe and protected environments for children in Cox’s Bazar. Our five child-friendly spaces offer children a safe place where they can play and study, and where our childcare and healthcare specialists can help them cope with the trauma and upheaval they have experienced. We are also prioritising the provision of informal education, and nutritious food to prevent child-malnutrition.

SOS Children’s Villages is also working to combat child poverty in the wider Cox’s Bazar community, helping local families to increase their incomes and send their children to school.  

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