Aid workers see humanitarian crisis as Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

Exhausted Rohingya refugees rested on the shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after crossing by boat through the Bay of Bengal Sept. 10.

OX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh is bracing for a massive humanitarian crisis because of a lack of food, sanitation, medicines and even basic housing following the exodus of as many as 350,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, fleeing violence in which at least 1,000 were killed in just two weeks.

Raising awareness of poor labor, trafficking practices at interfaith meeting in St. Louis

Rescue workers looked for trapped garment workers at the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh April 26. At least 1,000 people died in the April 24 collapse of a building housing factories that made low-cost garments for Western brands.

The recent collapse of Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building that housed garment factory workers in Savar, Bangladesh, has become a prime example of the need for corporations to make responsible decisions that protect lives and implement safe working conditions for all.

More than 1,000 died and approximately 2,500 additional people were injured in the April 24 collapse, one of the deadliest garment factory accidents in history. Media reports indicated that warnings had been made about cracks found in the building, but factory workers were ordered to return to work.

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