The Rohingya Crisis: supporting Refugees and Host Communities

May 2018

The situation for 1.2 million Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh has become increasingly dangerous with the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains. The annual monsoon is predicted to cause a catastrophe through numerous landslides and flash floods.

Putting already vulnerable people at even greater risk. To help communities cope better during the cyclone season and monsoon rains, FAO has been distributing food safety kits, which include 60-liter, water-proof storage containers where people can safely store their food stocks, seeds and valuable items, such as personal documents. The kits also include tools, seeds and fertilizer so that family can grow vegetables and eat highly nutritious food.