In addition to the current flux of refugees towards Cox’s Bazar district, the country already hosted around 200,000 Rohingyas. Refugees in the district are mainly sheltered in two camps, Kutupalong and Nayapara, along with other smaller camps. In addition, as people continue crossing the border, many spontaneous and precarious sites are constantly arising.
RedR Member Bertrand Ngama is a Project Manager with 20-years’ experience in civilian peace keeping/peace building, humanitarian field services and humanitarian logistics. Bertrand is working for Medical Teams International, an American based NGO, in Kutupalong, and Nayampara camps. On the ground he is the head of logistics, procurement, and the supply chain.
“The situation on the ground is still very critical. Nutrition, health, shelter still represent an emergency, along with protection. Indeed, besides the contingent needs of the refugees, it is also urgent to act with the aim of allowing Rohingyas to return to their home with dignity. I have been deployed in many emergency contexts before, such as Haiti, Burundi, Tanzania, or Nepal, however the humanitarian responses to this crisis is proving quite hard, due to the huge number of people that are concentrated in a very small areas. In such situation, any negligence risks having dramatic consequences and big scale impact”.