Since August 2017 more than 650,000 Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar and are seeking refuge in Bangladesh – making it one of the most concentrated humanitarian emergencies in decades.
In a situation like this, access to information is as important as food, water and shelter – it saves lives.
We support broadcasters to produce a daily radio programme for Rohingya people and host communities living in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar. It gives people a voice and essential information, helps them stay safe and protect their health and the health of their families. BeggunorLai (For Everyone) broadcasts locally on Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh’s state broadcaster and Radio Naf, a community radio station. With our support, Radio Naf also produces Shishur Hashi (Children) a programme aimed at children, who make up more than half of those displaced from Myanmar. All programmes are broadcast in the local dialect, which is understood by both Rohingya people and host communities.