Rohingya Aid

While the plight of the Rohingya may have faded from global media coverage, they are about to face new challenges as the monsoon season begins this month.

It is estimated that some 700,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 2017 and the United Nations has determined that 150,000 of these refugees are extremely vulnerable to the floods that often accompany the monsoon season which lasts from April until October. With severe floods, waterborne diseases can spread quickly, livestock can drown, and already unstable shelters may collapse.

Given the poor conditions in which these refugees live, direct aid is the best way to help efforts already underway to move the Rohingya in the most vulnerable areas.

Our DGB partners are continuing to provide important relief at this dire time:

BRAC already have more than 3,200 people working to provide sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, health care, education, protection, livelihood security, intensive behavioral change communication and counselling, and distribution of non-food items and shelter to ensure the dignity and wellbeing of displaced families.

BRAC already have more than 3,200 people working to provide sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, health care, education, protection, livelihood security, intensive behavioral change communication and counselling, and distribution of non-food items and shelter to ensure the dignity and wellbeing of displaced families.

The team at DCH Trust is mobilizing its doctors and staff to provide medical treatment by its doctors, health assessments of refugees, distribution of health kits and purification tablets, in addition to medical counseling services.

Friendship has developed an intense activity in the Rohingya camps and has adopted a comprehensive approach working on healthcare, hygiene, connectivity & safety, and reforestation. The provided support includes 13 basic clinics staffed with dedicated healthcare professionals, a round the clock maternity clinic, 13 child friendly spaces, food packs, medical & hygiene kit distribution, deployment of solar powered street lamps, and more.

Recognizing that the majority of those affected are women and children, Jago Nari is distributing children’s nutrition boxes, which contain items such as, baby formula, diapers, clean wipes, saline and zinc tablets, and other items to ensure child health.

Targeting 10,000 individuals to provide emergency first aid, healthcare, basic medicines, psychosocial support, etc free of cost with referral linkage with government hospitals.

Please consider giving today to help important relief efforts and so steps can be taken prior to the worst of the monsoon season.

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