The Child Caravan’s primary goals and objectives – as part of Penny Appeal’s wider Education First programme – seek to contribute to the enrolment process of Syrian children into Turkish schools, to enhance education levels in beneficiaries through technology, deliver Turkish language lessons and to help Syrian children adapt to their new circumstances.
With an estimated 570,000 new refugees arriving in the border regions of Bangladesh since the 25th August, NGOs and humanitarian agencies have been scrambling to deliver sufficient aid. we need to provide food and shelter for this refugees.
The aid delivery process was streamlined, with existing infrastructure already in place to facilitate the distribution of food, clothing, and medical supplies with the help of our partners on the ground.
To understand the sheer scale of the problem posed by this crisis, estimated figures for certain elements of the relief effort are as follows:
- 58 million litres of safe water is needed everyday
- In excess of 100,000 emergency shelters are required
- Around 250,000 child refugees currently considered to be at risk, with provision needed for their protection
- An intensified effort for the delivery of Primary Health Care (PHC) needed across all new refugee settlements.
Penny Appeal and partners have currently delivered food assistance to 15,200 families, with food bags estimated to last around a month, in the makeshift camp of Hakim Para near Thangkhali.
The food packs include:
- 10kg rice
- 8kg lentils
- 2kg soya beans
- 4 litres olive oil
- 5kg onions
- 2kg sugar
- 2kg salt.