The stateless Rohingya minority in Myanmar has endured widespread discrimination and violence for decades. In the past few years conditions in Rakhine State have deteriorated, forcing many to flee their homes and find safe haven in foreign lands. Preyed upon by people smugglers, traffickers, and corrupt officials, more than 7,000 Rohingya refugees this year alone have undertaken several high-risk voyages from Myanmar using poorly supplied and overcrowded boats across treacherous seas for weeks. Many lives have already been lost at sea and many have perished. Those who survived the treacherous treacherous journeys must now survive life in temporary camps where they are under threat of poor nutrition, disease and psychological issues throughout their wait for the refugee screening and relocation processes, which may take years.
Their suffering may continue, but there is hope.
The Rohingya people have faced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Such persecution has forced Rohingya women, girls, boys and men into Bangladesh for many years, with significant spikes following violent attacks in 1978, 1991-1992, and again in 2016. Yet it was August 2017 that triggered by far the largest and fastest refugee influx into Bangladesh. Since then, an estimated 745,000 Rohingya—including more than 400,000 children—have fled into Cox’s Bazar.
Rohingya Refugee Help Foundation Chittagong university student at the Cox's Bazar Rohingya Refugee camps in
and has been providing support on-location since the arrival of the survivors. We have already established child-friendly spaces, emergency education classes and delivered hygiene and sanitation supplies, blankets, sandals, toys and sport equipment for children. Additional support is urgently needed.
Rohingya Refugee Help Foundation is seeking funds to deliver programmes in public health and sanitation, emergency education, child protection, psycho-social rehabilitation and skills training as well as to strengthen camp management and support basic logistics. We will be providing all camps with translators and facilitating medical volunteers from the region to support the local authorities in their response. Funds will also be used for advocacy, communication and documentation.
We need $30000 to deliver programmes in public health and sanitation, emergency education, child protection, pyscho-social rehabilitation and skills training as well as to strengthen camp management and support basic logistics. We will be providing all camps with translators and facilitating medical volunteers from the region to support the local authorities in their response. Funds will also be used for advocacy, communication and documentation.
What we need:
$5000 public health and hygiene
$5000 child-friendly spaces, emergency education (including through the establishment of classes for different age groups), games and sports
$5000 psychosocial support for men, women and children
$3000 skills training for men and women
$3000 provision of Rohingya/Malay translators to all camps
$1000 camp management and coordination
$3000 subsistence and stipend for staff/volunteers (around 25 pax)
$2000 transportation: car rental and fuel
$2000 office rental, storage and accommodation
$1000 communications, documentation, reporting, advocacy and campaigning
- Only ACH (US local bank) transfers in USD can be accepted
($ Usd Only)
Bank name : First Century Bank
Routing number : 061120084
Account number : 4020371039691
Account type : CHECKING
Account Name : Matthew Henry
(UK local bank) transfers
- Only BACS and Faster Payments Service (UK local bank) transfers in GBP can be accepted
Bank name : Barclays
Sort code : 231486
Account number : 05852968
Account Name : Matthew Henry
IBAN Account Info
- Only SEPA (European local bank) transfers in EUR can be accepted
Bank name : Wirecard Bank AG
Bank address : Einsteinring 35 85609 Aschheim, Germany
BIC : WIREDEMM
IBAN : DE08512308006505997959
Bank country : Germany
Account Name: Matthew Henry
ABC News "The Plight of Myanmar's Rohingya' http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-12/the-plight-of-myanmars-rohingyas/6540296
The Guardian "How to Solve the Asian Migrant Boat Crisis" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/15/how-to-solve-asian-migrant-boats-crisis-expert-views-rohingya
Thompson Reuters, 'Boat people' crisis a test for ASEAN's humanitarian resolve: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSKBN0O31J220150518?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
Democratic Voice of Burma "Boat People Find Warmer Welcome in Aceh": http://www.dvb.no/news/boat-people-find-warmer-welcome-in-aceh-rohingya-myanmar-indonesia-burma/51569
Human Rights Council Panel April 2015: http://www.burmapartnership.org/2015/03/rohingya-panel-discussion-at-human-rights-council-geneva/
Al Jazeera, 2012: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/11/20121179208947630.htmlPlease also visit Rohingya Refugee Help Foundation Facebook page for further information and regular updates on our work with the Rohingya refugees in Aceh.