The Bangladeshi government and aid agencies say they have been overwhelmed by the needs of Rohingya refugees fleeing the crisis in Myanmar, and are struggling to deliver basic services.
Government officials and aid agencies in the country are confronting the logistical challenges of providing food and healthcare to half a million people indefinitely and
Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the world to pressure Myanmar to accept the return of Rohingya refugees.
So far, aid has come in from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. India sent clothes and dry fruits. Two ships from China are on the way. Turkey’s Red Crescent has brought aid, and from various arms of the United Nations.
Officials preparing for an uncertain future say they need to build warehouses to store relief material, regulate aid distribution channels, build road and electric infrastructure, and set up shelters to house families.