Trained #Rohingya psychosocial support volunteers are working in their communities to reduce anxiety & spread reliable information.
Mental health is such an important component of the response, & once more refugees show their commitment to supporting their communities.
"First Flag" raised across the Rohingya camps in preparation for #CycloneAmphan
Awareness raising ongoing with trained volunteers, supplies pre-positioned and tie-down kits distributed.
All working together⛈️
A depression in the Bay of Bangal has developed into a #Cyclone overnight.
All partners and volunteers are mobilized, while the "first flag" for early warning has been raised in the Cox's Bazar camps this morning.
"There are serious concerns about potentially severe impact of the virus in the densely populated refugee camps sheltering 860,000 Rohingya refugees. Another 400,000 Bangladeshis live in the surrounding host communities...among the most at risk globally"
UNHCR teams all over the Asia Pacific region @UNHCRAsia, working together w Governments, UN, NGO's and civil society.
"We are all in this together, because no one is safe, until we are all safe"
Very proud of the work of my team here, featuring @HimuIffath and #AreezRahman! ? https://t.co/BftxUeCuCt
Refugee volunteer Babu Nisa discusses the challenges of distance #education during COVID-19:
“Learning centres are not for studying only,” she said. “They grow here. They enjoy their time and snacks here, along with education"
"We call on States to continue & expand search & rescue efforts, & to ensure that landing procedures & reception conditions are safe & humane."