Act Now! Walk with Rohingya Refugees for the Next 6 Months

Banner image: This was taken when an IA member organisation visited refugees in Bangladesh. The site was filled with makeshift shelters Rohingya build for themselves

In August, the Rohingya people received attention from the international community once again. Since late August, violence and conflicts in Rakhine state, Myanmar have caused at least 620,000 Rohingya to flee to Cox’s Bazar in the southeast part of Bangladesh.

According to the United Nations, there are about 1.2 million people – including the 200,000 Rohingya arrived before the new influx in August and host communities – in need of assistance.

Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB), a local Christian relief organisation in Bangladesh, told us that many Rohingya families have established themselves in spontaneous sites and lived in temporary shelters built with bamboos and tarps. Besides the highly overcrowded environment with poor hygiene condition, the makeshift shelters are vulnerable to fire, heavy rain and strong wind.

The first five years of a child’s growth is very critical, thus malnutrition could cause detrimental impact on a child’s development, putting them at greater risk of diseases and death
The site where Rohingya are staying does not have sufficient sanitation facilities. CEDAR and partners hope to improve the community’s hygiene and prevent outbreak of diseases through the project

To respond to the urgent needs of the Rohingya families and the host communities in Cox’s Bazar, CEDAR is partnering with other Integral Alliance’s member agencies to support CCDB to provide following assistance:

Sanitation & Hygiene

  • Establish 25 new latrine facilities for 250 households
  • On site sludge management for 250 temporary latrines that cover 4,000 households
  • Provide hygiene promotion messages to 4,000 households

Nutrition

  • Reach out to 4,000 Rohingya households to identify and refer children with moderate to severe acute malnutrition to appropriate clinic for treatment
  • Reach 4,000 Rohingya households who have children under 5 with moderate to severe acute malnutrition with nutrition related information, preventive and curative knowledge

Shelter and Non-food Items

  • Provide 1,000 Rohingya households and 500 local families with shelter repair and maintenance kits, as well as winterisation kits (including blankets, mats and clothes)

This relief project begins in November for 6 months. The total project budget is HK$2.8 million, partially supported by CEDAR.

Act now! Support our humanitarian response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Integral Alliance is a global alliance of 23 Christian relief and development agencies, working together to present a more effective response to poverty worldwide. CEDAR Fund is one of the member agencies.

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