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Cox’s Bazar: Migrants are Taking Action as the Rains Fall

When rain falls in Kutupalong—a temporary home for displaced families in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh—it’s not merely an inconvenience. It’s a hazard. Within minutes of a downpour the walkways become slippery mud; the fields turn to puddles; and people’s roofs start to leak. As part of the Bangladesh government’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP), the American Red Cross, Bangladesh Red Crescent, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are training volunteers on disaster preparedness, first aid, early warning systems, and other lifesaving skills.

Mohamed Saidik is one of these volunteers. He and his family walked 20 days from their home in Rakhine state to the border of Bangladesh. “My kids see what I’m doing to help families in the camp and they are proud that I’m their father,” he says.

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