18 November - 22 November 2017
Since the 1970s Rohingya refugees have been coming to Bangladesh from Myanmar. In the 1990s, more than 250,000 resided in refugees camps in Bangladesh. In the early 2000s, all but 20,000 of them were repatriated to Myanmar, some against their will.
Now it is estimated 655,000 to 700,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh to avoid ethnic and religious persecution by Myanmar’s security forces. Most of the refugees are located along
the Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar highway that is parallel to the Naf River, which is the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.
We Care in collaboration with Hand4hand went to Bangladesh to send aids in Novermber 2017.
18th November 2017 – Travel from Brunei
19th November 2017 – Arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh at noon. Site visit to border of Bangladesh and Myanmar
20th November 2017 – Went to Balukhali and Hakimpara Camp for distribution of aids. Visit around the camps in meeting with the Rohingyan Refugees
21th November 2017 – Travel Back to Brunei
BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROJECT
A total of 2600 food packs, 51 shelters and 60 water wells were funded from this project. The beneficiaries are the Rohingyan Refugee living in Balukhali camp and Hakimpara Camp.
Two wecare members went with three hand4hand representatives and one media person (Scoop.co) went to Cox’s Bazar to send the aid to the Rohingyan Refugee in Bangladesh.
The condition in the camp as highlighted by the team lead (Iqbal from hand4hand) have improved significantly from the first visit he made. There is a proper system in aid distribution managed by the Bangladesh government.
The water wells aided will be build in several strategic area around the camps that will most benefits the refugees. 51 family selected by the local NGO will be given shelters to live in during their time in the camp.