Thousand of families who settled in the refugee settlement often get sick from consuming unfiltered water. Despite safe drinking water and sanitation being recognized as basic human rights, three out of 10 people do not have access to it - according to the UN World Water Report.
Since 2017, we have implemented the water truck system and installed 20 Water Hand Pumps to supply clean drinking water daily. There are plans to provide continuously annually and to expand further, benefiting more people.
The influx of refugees from Myanmar has pushed humanitarian efforts to the brink, with 31.5% living in poverty. To help tackle the rising food insecurity among the Rohingyans, we ensure families receive a food aid pack monthly and cooked meals. Baby cereal is also given to ensure children get enough nutrition for growth.
A food aid pack is delivered to each family and are usually sufficient for families of five to seven. The contents of the food pack consist of:
10kg of rice
2kg of lentils
2 other legumes each, 2kg sugar
2kg milk powder, biscuits potatoes, cooking pots and etc.
With sufficient donations, we hope to provide as many families with the food aid pack monthly.
Since the exodus in 2017, the population has grown further, causing the settlement to be overcrowded. Together with our international partners, our team is working closely to ensure each family, especially women and children, has a place to seek safety. Up to date, we have built 240 shelters.
Responding to the myriad of health issues, the medical camp in Balukhali was built in 2017 with support from our international partners as the first clinic in the area.
With a medical camp set up, we aim to provide free primary healthcare services to Rohingya refugees in Cox Bazar. The staff are medically trained to use the medical equipment with medical supplies.
In 2019, a group of healthcare workers from Singapore volunteered to open a Medical clinic. They set up a foundation system and procedures in consultation with locally appointed doctors in the camp. While at it, they contributed their energy to our humanitarian works for a week.
When refugees flee their homeland, they leave everything behind and faces plenty of challenges. Younger people in particular children face language and literacy difficulties due to disrupted education. As such, we want children to continue learning by providing them with learning materials resources. Each school bag contains notebooks, pencil cases and snacks.