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Oxfam in Bangladesh

Sufia stands in front of her newly raised home. Oxfam works with communities in Bangladesh to help them be better prepared for flooding and other natural disasters. Photo: Dan Chung

Cyclone Amphan update

On 20 May 2020, Cyclone Amphan struck land across India's Odisha and West Bengal States and Bangladesh's Barisal Division. The storm is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999.

Oxfam is on the ground, working with our partners to prepare communities for the ongoing storm. Together we will respond to the impact of the cyclone in both India and Bangladesh.

Read more about our response 

Read the latest press release

Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis

Coronavirus is now present in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - the world's largest refugee camp.

855,000 Rohingya refugees are living in overcrowded conditions in Cox's Bazar, after fleeing terrifying violence in Myanmar. Families have limited access to clean water, soap or food, and urgently need assistance.

Help families protect themselves from coronavirus in Cox's Bazar, and around the world.

Donate now 

Last updated: 30/07/20

From our staff

Farhana Hafiz, Emergency Food Security and Livelihood Co-ordinator

 I've worked at Oxfam for seven years, but only recently joined the humanitarian team. In my earlier work, I was involved in the We Can campaign, which breaks through the silence surrounding domestic violence. That campaign is now a huge social movement, with one million change makers involved - so I'm proud to have been part of the whole process.

More broadly, Oxfam's work in Bangladesh focuses on changing people's attitudes and beliefs, as well as on community development and campaigning. We help people develop leadership skills and earn a better living, as well as supporting projects that improve people's resilience to disasters.

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Bangladesh (PDF, 287KB)

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