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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02841-N
Date : 04/2020
Title : Bangladesh : helping the displaced as COVID-19 looms
Duration : 00:04:50
Director : SIRCAR, Rufas Rafi
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
SIRCAR, Rufas Rafi
Description : Hundreds of thousands of people, displaced by violence in Myanmar, live in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh. It is a precarious existence at the best of times; when so many people live so close together, disease can spread easily. Now, with COVID-19, there is a new, and potentially deadly threat. Konarpara camp, on the Bangladesh and Myanmar border, is a no man’s land housing 620 displaced families from Rakhine state. They have already fled their homes, their living conditions are precarious, up to ten people in makeshift plastic shelters, sharing toilets. The tried and tested ways to control the spread of Covid-19, physical distancing, and hygiene, are difficult to achieve in this environment, but the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working on it.
A new strategy for food distribution, designed to ensure everyone gets what they need, but no one gets too close, is underway. The ICRC, together with the Bangladesh Red Crescent, is also helping the families in Konarpara to maintain good hand hygiene, with special hand washing lessons even for the youngest. Before getting food, everyone washes their hands. The ICRC’s mobile health clinic visits Kornarpara twice a week, to check for COVID-19 symptoms and to provide basic health care.
Working within the context of COVID-19 presents special challenges, especially given the living conditions in Konarpara camp, and the limited health infrastructure across Bangladesh.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Bangladesh : helping the displaced as COVID-19 looms
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
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