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‘The Myanmar-Bangladesh Humanitarian Crisis: A Red Cross Worker’s Perspecti...

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Since August, the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh has become one of the world's worst humanitarian crises as more than 500,000 people have fled violence and hostility in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Hundreds of refugees arrive in Bangladesh each day, most of them on foot and with only what they carry. They rely on humanitarian assistance to survive.

Corinne Ambler is a Red Cross worker from New Zealand who has spent the last two months working in aid camps along the border. In this talk she explains the origins and scale of the crisis and discusses the critical challenges faced by the humanitarian community.

You can donate to the Red Cross to help with the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar-Bangladesh here: https://www.redcross.org.nz/stories/overseas/refugees-urgent-need-life-saving-aid-after-walking-days-reach-safety/

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