Rohingya Refugees, Bangladesh
The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the fastest growing crises the world has seen. Since August 2017, more than half a million refugees have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh in search of safety.
To date, there are almost 1 million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, making it the world’s largest refugee camp. With that in mind, there are people struggling to survive on a daily basis.
Rohingya refugees are arriving in an area known as Cox’s Bazaar – a district in Bangladesh – where they fled after troops, backed by local mobs, responded by burning their villages and attacking and killing civilians. GRF have a team on the ground in Cox’s Bazaar.
We have distributed thousands of food parcels, hygiene and sanitation packs, and hot meals.
Our team is also building shelters, mosques, schools, education centres, women’s centres, water pumps and toilet facilities.
As part of our emergency appeal, we distribute the following:
Family Food Parcel: £40
This 30kg food pack contains rice, cereals, rice, cooking oil, potatoes, spices, biscuits, treacle & molasses.
Deep Water Pump: £1,500
This is a deep water pump and provides water for 200 families in the refugee camps.
Water Pump £850
This pump is provides enough water to around 100 families in the refugee camps
Emergency Shelter: £550
GRF build bamboo shelters which house a family of 6.
Build a Mosque: £3,000
GRF build Mosques to benefit hundreds of refugees in Cox’s Bazaar. They are used for congregational prayer, Children’s Quran classes and Women’s religious courses.
Build a School: £3,000
GRF are building Schools and education centres for refugees who have been forced out of School. They provide a safe and fun learning environment and offer courses based on the national curriculum to educate the Children’s and prepare them for future careers.