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On site, they live in makeshift shelters. Even though the access to basic services such as latrines, water, food, medical care have improved during the last year, the conditions are still appalling inparticular during the current rainy season.
The topography of the Kutupalong Balukhali mega camp, the main site where more than 600000people are living, is hilly. Coupled with the deterioration and never-ending rain, this is provoking landslides and floods that are threatening the fragile shelters made of bamboo and plastic sheets. More than 200000 people are directly under threat by these dangers.
In parallel, overcrowding, poverty, lack of access to resources and deplorable sanitary conditions areconducive to diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, respiratory illness, and malnutrition. Close to38 % of the children suffer stunted growth and 12 % are being treated for severe malnutrition1.
Having witnessed the arrival of the first influx of people in August 2017, our teams have responded to the more urgent needs; mobile distribution of hot meals, water and psychological support.
Today, our response isin stature with the immensity of the crisis. Nearly 900 employees and more than 1 300 community volunteers coming from the Rohingya community working day after day tosupport these vulnerable people. In one year, more than 700000 people have benefited from support given with respect to nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, mental support and care practices, food security and livelihoods.
Every day, more than 11 000 meals are handed out. Our teams, aided by Rohingya volunteers, arerunning 10 community kitchens, 18 mobile healthcare centres, and 5 24/7 healthcare centres operating.