World Vision's response
As at 4 December 2017, we have distributed food packages to 135,250 refugees living in makeshift settlements in Cox's Bazar. These contain enough rice, lentils, salt, oil and sugar to last for two weeks.
We have also distributed 5,000 tarpaulins and 100 tents. A total of 2,270 children have attended our child friendly spaces. And 2,332 new mothers have been able to care for their babies in privacy in our women and young children spaces.
Over the next six months we'll scale up our response to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, focusing on the 70 percent of recent arrivals who are children.
Our plans includes helping 27,050 families with access to food; 5,000 families with improved, protected shelter; and 12,000 families with access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. We also plan to reach 4,000 children through our child friendly spaces and 3,600 mothers through our women and young children spaces.
The situation in Rakhine State
On 25 August, conflict erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, sparking a security crackdown. Violence has driven more than 600,000 people (most of whom identify as Rohingya) across the border into Bangladesh.
World Vision had been providing food through an established aid program in northern Rakhine State without incident since 2016.
As of 25 August, all World Vision staff have been evacuated from Rakhine State and international NGOs are now excluded from the area.
World Vision, along with other aid agencies, has written to the government on behalf of those in need, asking to be granted access.
Joint aid agency appeal
Australia's major humanitarian agencies including World Vision have launched a joint appeal to assist those affected by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
It is being supported by the ABC and SBS media networks and Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Donations to the joint appeal will help participating agencies provide food, clean water, healthcare and protection to those displaced by the violence.