Pilar's Story

Pilar was part of UNHCR’s Emergency Response Team working with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
This is her story.

UNHCR field worker in Bangladesh

days6
miles60
km96

Posting in Bangladesh

Pilar joined UNHCR’s Emergency Response Team at the beginning of the Rohingya refugee emergency. They worked long hours, seven days a week, walking long distances in tough conditions.

day1
miles10
km16

Walking with Refugees

"Most of the kilometers were covered as we took families who had been temporarily staying in schools in the old camp, to the new camp through small paths."

day2
miles20
km32

Helping the most vulnerable

"We walked with the refugees, leading the way and helping them get settled. Some refugees were particularly vulnerable like old people or pregnant women."

day3
miles30
km48

There were no roads

"We walked through paths, up and down slopes and across bamboo bridges. There were very few trees so no shade from the sun."

day4
miles40
km64

Welcoming families

"We visited each one of the newly arrived families to assess their shelter conditions and give out shelter kits to reinforce them."

day5
miles50
km80

UNHCR support

UNHCR and partners provide life-saving shelter and protection to Rohingya refugees. We work day and night. The needs are vast and new refugees arrive every day.

day6
miles60
km96
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