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Movement-wide Monthly Report on COVID-19, August 2020

Shortly after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus turned into pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), Bangladesh has been working to address it like all other countries around the globe. As an auxiliary workforce to public authority and country’s leading humanitarian organization, BDRCS closely collaborating with the Government of Bangladesh for a better synchronized COVID-19 response with particular focus on health and well-being of the people of the country.

Read More September 21, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 62, July 2020

In July 2020, the frequent and heavy rainfall, along with COVID-19 transmissions continued in Cox’s Bazar district including the camp settlements. The government authorities extended the zonal system around the district town and host communities to restrict non-essential activities and contain the spread of the pandemic.

Read More August 31, 2020

Movement-wide Monthly Report on COVID-19, July 2020

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has been implementing numerous activities across the country as part of COVID-19 pandemic response initiatives. In addition, BDRCS also supplements some government initiatives as an auxiliary to the public authority in Bangladesh since March 2020. BDRCS utilizes its largest national volunteer network to implement those initiatives.

Read More August 28, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 61, June 2020

In June 2020, amidst heavy rainfall and continued COVID-19 transmissions, the authorities introduced a zonal system to contain the spread of the pandemic. The daily COVID-19 update of WHO Bangladesh1 reported that up to 21 July 2020, a total of 3,218 people tested positive in Cox’s Bazar district for COVID-19.

Read More August 03, 2020

Monsoon Flood 2020 situation report 4

The on going flood in Northern, central and North-eastern Bangladesh due to heavy rainfall at the upstream since end of June. The latest river water level report (29 July 2020, BST 09:00hrs) from Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) 27 major points of Brahmaputra, Ganges Basin and Meghna Basin are flowing at minimum 1cm to maximum 111cm above danger level throughout 18 districts.

Read More July 30, 2020

Monsoon Flood 2020 situation report 3

The ongoing flood in Northern, central and North-eastern Bangladesh due to heavy rainfall at the upstream since end of June. The latest river water level report (26 July 2020, BST 09:00hrs) from Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) says 28 major points of Brahmaputra basin and Meghna Basin are flowing at minimum 1cm to maximum 117cm above danger level throughout 27 districts.

Read More July 26, 2020

Movement-wide Monthly Report on COVID-19, June 2020

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has been continuing its emergency operation since March 2020. As an auxiliary to the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), BDRCS supports government efforts to COVID-19 pandemic. BDRCS has been operating these emergency response actions across the country by utilizing its volunteer network.

Read More July 21, 2020

Monsoon Flood 2020 situation report 2

The ongoing flood in Northern, central and North-eastern Bangladesh due to heavy rainfall at the upstream region continues worsening in several districts. Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) predicts further deterioration of situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Tangail, Natore, Naogaon, Munshiganj, Manikganj Faridpur, Madaripur, Rajbari, Shariatpur and Dhaka district while the situation may improve in Sylhet and Sunamganj.

Read More July 19, 2020

Monsoon Flood 2020 situation report 1

Heavy rainfall at the upstream region intimidating forecast of severe flood in swelling rivers namely Brahmaputra, Ganges, Meghna, Teesta, Dharla, Sarihowain, Jadukata, Someswari, Kangsha, Manu and Khowai potentially affecting 19 districts in the northern, central and north-eastern part of Bangladesh according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

Read More July 13, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 60, May 2020

In May 2020, the rise in COVID-19 transmissions in host and camp communities, coupled with Cyclone Amphan and the rescue of about 300 displaced people from Rakhine, from the Bay of Bengal and who were then taken to Bhasan Char, were the one of the concerns of humanitarian organizations.

Read More June 28, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 59, April 2020

In April 2020, the transmission of COVID-19 increased exponentially, spreading in all 64 districts across Bangladesh. In order to better respond to the outbreak in Cox’s Bazar and the likely transmission in the camps, it was reported that 11 separate isolation centres with 1,900 beds in the camps will be ready for the displaced people in Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox'sBazar.

Read More June 27, 2020

Monthly Movement-wide COVID-19 Report for May 2020

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has been continuing its emergency operation since March 2020. As an auxiliary to the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), BDRCS supports government efforts to COVID-19 pandemic. BDRCS has been operating these emergency response actions across the country by utilizing its volunteer network.

Read More June 21, 2020

Cyclone AMPHAN situation report 03

A Rapid Assessment has been conducted by National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) members to get the damage information and government damage form has also been collected from different affected districts. Based on preliminary damage reports and nature of cyclone AMPHAN’s severity, BDRCS along with IFRC and Red Cross Red Crescent movement partners decided to go for Emergency Appeal in-addition to ongoing DREF.

Read More May 22, 2020

Cyclone Amphan situation report 02

Emergency coordination meeting has been continuing at regular interval since 19 May 2020 comprising BDRCS, IFRC, ICRC and in-country partner national society’s representatives. All affected district units are advised to update National Headquarters about information on ground realities, submitting damage-forms and their actions.

Read More May 21, 2020

Cyclone Amphan Situation Report 01

BDRCS and Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) are working in coordination with government to raise awareness on cyclone prepared-ness in line with COVID-19 situation in all vulnerable unions of the 13 coastal districts, including the camp settlements in Cox's Bazar.

Read More May 20, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 58, March 2020

In March 2020, the increasing trend of the COVID 19 outbreak and containment measures to reduce the spread have been major challenges for the Population Movement Operation (PMO). By mid-March the Government of Bangladesh had restricted non-essential activities and public gathering in the Camp settlement.

Read More April 27, 2020

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Situation Report 3

BDRCS continue it works with Governments and partners to stop the transmission of the virus, reduce morbidity and mortality and minimize its effects in health. As a volunteer-driven organization, BDRCS volunteers are the frontline fighter to reduce the transmission of deadly coronavirus.

Read More March 30, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 57, February 2020

The 2020 Joint Response Plan (JRP) was launched on 3 March in Geneva and attended by the UNHCR High Commissioner, IOM DG, the State Minister of Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with the Executive Director of BRAC and 3 members of the guest community.

Read More March 25, 2020

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Situation Report 2

Since MARCH 2020, BDRCS has been preparing and responding to the epidemic of COVID-19 around the world, knowing that the virus is spreading to communities. BDRCS continue it works with Governments and partners to stop the transmission of the virus, reduce morbidity and mortality and minimize its effects in health.

Read More March 25, 2020

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Situation Report 1

Since the novel Corona virus emerged in 2019, 170 countries across the world reported novel Corona (COVID-19) identified cases until 22 March 2020 (source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University).

Read More March 22, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 56, January 2020

The influx of more than 745,000 displaced people from Rakhine, have recently moved into the third year of what is regarded fundamentally as a protection – and now also a protracted – crisis. Despite recent legal developments urging examination of Myanmar’s accountability, the displaced population remains stateless and without legal status.

Read More March 03, 2020

PMO Monthly Situation Report 55, December 2019

Approximately 745,000 people, who were displaced in 2017 from Rakhine State in Myanmar, continued living in 34 camps and surrounding areas in Ukhia and Teknaf sub-districts of Cox’s Bazar in 2019. Two years since their arrival, the situation is now considered a protracted crisis. Affected people in the camp settlements and host communities still need humanitarian assistance for basic survival while work continues towards finding more durable solutions.

Read More February 02, 2020

BDRCS Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019 highlights the achievement of BDRCS activities over the past year. The report is intended to give stakeholder and other interested people information about the BDRCS activities along with some success stories. As this report highlights towards BDRCS strategic direction, such initiatives will continue in future.

Read More January 12, 2020

PMO Situation Report November 2019

The exodus of more than 744,00 displaced people from Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has been one of the most challenging, complex and critical humanitarian crises in the last several decades. The situation turns into a protracted displacement from the emergency humanitarian need.

Read More December 26, 2019

PMO Situation Report October 2019

905,822 displaced people, living in 34 camp settlements of Ukhia and Teknaf sub-districts, were identified through a joint registration exercise done by the RRRC and UNHCR. This number includes 34,172 people registered before 31 August 2017.

Read More November 27, 2019

Cyclone Bulbul 2019 situation report 3

The Very Severe Cyclone Bulbul gradually weakened and turned into severe cyclonic storm and afterwards deep depression followed deliberate landfall in the coastal belt alongside the Bay of Bengal. According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Maritime Ports of Mongla, Payra, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to lower to hoist Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (Riverine) from previously suggested ones.

Read More November 10, 2019

Cyclone Bulbul 2019 situation report 2

The very Severe Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal named “BULBUL” is approaching for landfall in the coastal belt of Bangladesh. According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), it is currently located about 475km southwest of Chattogram port, 470km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 280km southwest of Mongla port and 315km southwest of Payraport (source: BMD special weather bulletin no 24 of 9 November 2019).

Read More November 09, 2019

Cyclone Bulbul 2019 situation report 1

A strong depression has been formed in the Bay of Bengal which is named as Cyclone Bulbul. According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), it is currently located about 695km southwest of Chattogram port, 645km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 585km southwest of Mongla port and 575km southwest of Payraport. It is expected to intensify more and move towards north-northwestern Bangladesh.

Read More November 08, 2019

PMO Monthly Report September 2019

The influx of this huge population(more than 10 Million) forcibly from their origin to Bangladesh is the greatest crisis ever in the world. The crisis is appeared to be protracted and situation is being intensified with difficulties day by day.So, BDRCS along with its supporting Partners National Societies(PNSs) are thinking over it how to way forward.

Read More October 22, 2019

Bangladesh flood 2019 (October) situation report -01

After severe monsoon flood occurred in July throughout the country, Bangladesh government along with several humanitarian organizations relentlessly working for providing relief and early recovery of the affected population. Meanwhile, several other districts in the northwestern part of Bangladesh have been under threat of severe flooding due to increasing waterflow in the Padma river (Ganges in Indian part) and its branches.

Read More October 02, 2019

PMO Monthly Report August, 2019

After two years of the massive influx, the guest community situation in 34 Camps remains vulnerable with protracted nature. The average space per person in the densely populated area is 10 square per person. The frequent rainfall in the monsoon season (April to September) makes the camp flooded, becomes difficult for camp community to access service points.

Read More September 24, 2019

Annual Progress Report 2018

Annual Report is a very important document to understand and represent the yearly progress of an organization. Thus, to represent the progress of 2018, an English annual progress report in line with the Strategic Plan 2017-2020 has been prepared by the PMER Section of Planning and Development department. This report is reflecting the ongoing progress made by the programs and interventions of BDRCS against the strategic priorities.

Read More September 01, 2019

PMO Monthly Report July, 2019

745,000 people, displaced from Myanmar since 2017, living in mega camps of congested makeshift shelters, are likely to be affected by recent and forecasted heavy rainfall. Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) in Cox’s Bazar conducted a rapid damage assessment in July after the heavy rains from 3 to 12 August 2019.

Read More August 27, 2019

Baseline study on Violence Prevention and Response Project

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are thankful to Australian Red Cross (ARC) for the contribution to implement the Violence Prevention and Response Project Pilot Phase I and II. Department of Health, BDRCS is grateful to ARC for this contribution to MCH Centers and the Community.

Read More August 25, 2019

PMO Monthly Report June, 2019

Since 2 July 2019 the monsoon has caused heavy 44 88 mm) to very heavy 80 mm) rainfall over Cox’s Bazar district affecting camp settlements with floods. According to OCHA 18 000 people were affected by the early July rainfall causing damages to their shelter, road blockage due to water logging, overflowing latrines 3 230 people were displaced, 16 injured and 2 deaths.

Read More July 28, 2019

Monsoon flood 2019 situation report 5

According to National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC), 21 districts of northern, north-eastern and south-eastern Bangladesh are most affected due to week-long monsoon rains in the upstream regions and throughout the country. The flood situation has started deteriorating in a number of newly affected districts in the downstream regions of the country such as Tangail, Sirajganj, Bogura, Munshiganj and Faridpur.

Read More July 19, 2019

Monsoon flood 2019 situation report 4

According to National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC), 21 districts of northern, north-eastern and south-eastern Bangladesh are most affected due to continuation of week-long monsoon rains in the upstream regions and throughout the country. A greater impact in the northern districts is predicted by 19th July 2019.

Read More July 17, 2019

Monsoon flood 2019 situation report 3

15 districts of northern, north-eastern and south-eastern Bangladesh are most affected where continuation of 5 days or more flooding is predicted based on upstream flow and continuous rainfall throughout the country. A greater impact in the northern districts may be visible by 18th or 19th instant. Several other districts may also be affected due to the rainfall.

Read More July 15, 2019

Monsoon flood 2019 situation report 2

15 most affected districts are Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Feni, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Gaibandha and Kurigram. Forecast says a continuation of 5 days or more flooding in these districts. A greater shock in the northern districts may be visible by 18th or 19th instant. Several other districts may also be affected due to the rainfall.

Read More July 14, 2019

Monsoon flood 2019 situation report 1

Due to heavy monsoon rainfall since 9 July 2019 throughout the country and upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh border, a flow of large-scale water have been leading to a massive flooding situation in low lying areas of Northern, north-eastern and south-eastern districts of Bangladesh. In addition, Chattogram hill tract (CHT) districts along with Cox’s Bazar have become highly threatened of potential flash flood and landslide.

Read More July 13, 2019

PMO Monthly Report May, 2019

Since 25 August 2017, over 745,000 people crossed into Bangladesh from Rakhine state of Myanmar. The rate of new arrivals has slowed as of December 2018. The new arrivals join an already existing population of over 210,000 displaced people from Myanmar in Cox’s Bazar. The majority of displaced people from Myanmar are located in settlements in Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas.

Read More July 01, 2019

Population Movement Operation (PMO) Annual Report 2018

Beginning 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar more than 671,000 people fled from Myanmar across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Source: NPM & RRRC family counting). The people and the Government of Bangladesh have responded with resounding solidarity.

Read More June 20, 2019

Quarterly Activity Report of BDRCS January to March 2019

During the reporting quarter from January to March 2019, different departments and underlying sections, programme and project of BDRCS accomplished series of activities. This report is the statement and information about progress, highlights, challenges and goals achieved during that period referring to the provided information from different organizational areas.

Read More June 17, 2019

PMO Monthly Report April, 2019

Mrs. Rashida Begum (25) is a woman of forcibly displaced Myanmar people. And her husband’s name is Mohammad Abu Sayed. They have already 05 children. On 20 April 2019, she came to BDRCS’ Jamtoli PHC center for delivery fifth child. After giving birth, the paramedic consulted with Rashida and convinced her for adopting a family planning method to control birth.

Read More May 26, 2019

PMO Monthly Report March, 2019

Now approx. 903,788 people in Cox’s Bazar identified in camps according to the RRRC-UNHCR family counting exercise (including 34,172 registered before 31 Aug 2017). Family Counting data also counts 5,447 Myanmar people outside of formal camp boundaries. The methodology is based on interviews with each family, collecting gender- and age-dis aggregated statistics, geolocations and protection need. 6,827 refugees estimated in host communities.

Read More April 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani Situation Report -4

The cyclonic storm Fani over Faridpur-Dhaka region has weakened into a land deep depression owing to which cautionary signal at maritime ports have been lowered to 3. As the Met Department says, the storm is likely to move in a north- northeasterly direction further inland.

Read More May 04, 2019

Cyclone Fani Situation Report -3

According to AP-New Delhi news, Cyclone Fani made landfall on India’s eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour. The India Meteorological Department said the “extremely severe” cyclone in the Bay of Bengal hit the coastal state of Odisha around 8 a.m., and was forecast to weaken to a “very severe” storm as it moved north-northeast toward the Indian state of West Bengal.

Read More May 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani Situation Report -2

According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin-281, the very severe cyclonic storm “FANI” (ECP:970 hPa) (pronunciation Foni) over west-central bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area and was centered about 1065 km southwest of Chattogram port, 1025 km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 915 km southwest of Mongla port and 925 km southwest of Payra port at 9 am today the 2nd May 2019.

Read More May 02, 2019

Cyclone Fani Situation Report -1

According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin-25 , the very severe cyclonic storm “FANI” (ECP:970 hPa) (pronunciation Foni) over west-central bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area and was centered about 1235 KM southwest of Chattogram port, 1190 km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1095 km southwest of Mongla port and 1100 km southwest of Payra port at 12noon today the 1st May 2019.

Read More May 01, 2019

PMO Monthly Report February, 2019

Under Health and PSS Sector of Population Movement Operation (PMO), BDRCS with the technical support and other assistance of IFRC and RCRC National Societies, have been conducting 01 Hospital, 03 Primary health Care (PHC) Center, 05 Health Posts, CBHFA Team, PSS Sector for providing basic and essential health care, medicines and Psuchological support and education to the Rakhine people residing at camp settlement of Ukhia and Teknaf Upazila, Cox’s Bazar district.

Read More March 24, 2019

Monthly PMO Report January 2019

The Strategic Executive Group has developed a Joint Response Plan (JRP) for 2019 regarding the displaced people from Myanmar and who are affected specially by this influx. The JRP has included different issues in terms of measuring people who are in need, of support interventions and assistance, types of aid, a emphasizing on a coordinated approach among all NGOs and concerned government sectors.

Read More March 12, 2019

Monthly PMO Report December 2018

Since 25 August 2017, more than 671,000 people have fled Myanmar and sought safety in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar. The people and the Government of Bangladesh have responded with resounding solidarity. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society sprang into action, assisted by emergency humanitarian actors, including Partner National Societies (PNSs), IFRC and other actors of the ground.

Read More December 31, 2018

Monthly PMO Report November 2018

Since 25 August 2017, people from Rakhine state of Myanmar entered Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh crossing the border. A situation of statelessness imposed over generations to the most vulnerable. With the support from the host community and the Government, they settled down in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas. The people and the Government of Bangladesh welcomed a massive influx of people from Rakhine State with resounding generosity and open borders.

Read More December 02, 2018

Monthly PMO Report October 2018

Since 25 September 2017, 72700 people entered to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh across the border. Then a situation of statelessness imposed over generations to the most vulnerability. Then the people and the government of Bangladesh welcomed this massive population with resounding generosity and open borders.

Read More November 01, 2018

Monthly PMO Report September 2018

Since 25 August 2017, when the latest Myanmar national’s influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh began, the numbers have steadily grown up and now in total population figure is 919,000 people and 205,456 HHs as of ISCG report 05 September 2018.

Read More September 05, 2018

Monthly PMO Report August 2018

Since 25 August 2017, when the latest Myanmar national’s influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh began, the numbers have steadily grown up and now in total population figure is 891,878 people and 205,456 HHs as of UNHCR report 31 August 2018.

Read More August 31, 2018

Monthly PMO Report July 2018

25 August 2017, an eruption of violence has caused massive displacement of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. As of June 2018, a total of 951000 people is estimated to have crossed the border into Bangladesh.

Read More August 01, 2018

Monthly PMO Report June 2018

25 August 2017, an eruption of violence has caused massive displacement of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. As of May 2018, a total of 8, 98,312 people is estimated to have crossed the border into Bangladesh.

Read More May 12, 2018

Internal Situation Update

Operation supported by the following Movement members: American Red Cross, Austrian Red Cross, Australian Red Cross, Bahrain Red Crescent, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, German Red Cross, Hong Kong Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Read More October 02, 2017

Bangladesh: Population Movement Federation-Wide Situation Update

You can find the latest updates as of Sept 20, 2017 of Population Movement Operation (PMO) in Cox's Bazar.

Read More September 20, 2017

Situation Report of Monsoon Floods in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is experiencing flood for the fourth time in this same year and the latest one in the month of August has made the country adrift. As monsoon rain kept on pouring and overflowing the rivers in the country as well as the upstream hilly regions of neighbouring countries, Bangladesh is currently facing a flood affecting the Brahmaputra-Jamuna river basin. The northern, north-eastern and central part of the country are experiencing flood from the Saturday night and around 4 million people are reported to be affected by it.

Read More August 16, 2017

The value of our volunteers

The value of our volunteers is a study focusing on the engagement of Red Crescent Youth members and enriching of the RCY Co-curriculum activities of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Read More April 19, 2017

Joint assessment report on population movement in Bangladesh

Joint assessment by Red Cross and Red Crescent movement on population movement in Bangladesh

Read More March 29, 2017

Communication activities 2015

Communication activities 2015 of International Relation & Communication Dept

Read More January 28, 2016

Community Emergency Fund: A tool of preparedness for disaster response

Community Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (CDREF) raised by the communities meant to be utilized during disaster period for better preparedness towards local hazards. Kulkandi community of Jamalpur district set an example in utilizing the community DREF during devastating flood in 2014'

Read More February 25, 2015

CBDRR Annual Report 2014

The report focused on the activities implemented in 2014 to achieve result based target on wash, livelihood diversification, small scale mitigation, capacity building and resource mobilization for building resilient community emphasizing the community people to be empowered in terms of streaming them in decision making process. BDRCS strengthens linkage between communities and local government institutions (LGIs) through engaging union parishad, upazila administration, service providers such as Department of Agriculture/Fisheries, Public Health Engineering etc. As per above has of course resulted in many more people now having safe drinking water, latrines, own earnings, enhanced knowledgeÔÇÖs on a number of subjects such as early warning dissemination, hygiene practice, preparedness & response mechanism; improved infrastructure as road, house are being repaired and health facilities being opened etc. The project supplements BDRCSÔÇÖs effort in institutionalizing beneficiary communication and accountability with the aim to provide transparent and accountable humanitarian services.

Read More February 25, 2015

MCH Report

Read More October 07, 2013

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) is running a MCH Program

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) is running a MCH Program since its birth in 1972. Realizing the need of MCH program in the vulnerable communities BDRCS has scaled up the program in the last 40 years. At present, there are 56 MCH centres throughout the country, mostly in the rural but some are also in the urban areas.

Read More September 15, 2013