Rohingya Refugee Relief Fund

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Rohingya Refugee Relief Fund

Project Report | Mar 15, 2021
Continued Uncertainty for the Rohingya

By Shannon Sullivan | Digital Marketing Fellow

Photo: OBAT Helpers
Photo: OBAT Helpers

After spending more than three years in refugee camps far from home, the Rohingya people will likely need to wait even longer to return to Myanmar after the recent military coup. Nurual Amin, a Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh, told the Associated Press, Even if they try to repatriate us, we will not agree to go back under the current situation.” Thankfully, GlobalGiving’s partners in Bangladesh can continue supporting the Rohingya people thanks to generous donors like you. 

Preventing the spread of COVID-19:

  • In Bangladesh, the HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh has given pregnant women, newborns, and fistula survivors—some of the most high-risk groups for COVID-19— plenty of masks, water purification tablets, and soap.
  • With the rise in COVID-19 cases, Friends of UNFPA quickly realized that many women living in the refugee camps were giving birth without doctors or the proper tools. They began a community transport system which brings women in labor to UNFPA health facilities so they can receive the treatment they need, without worrying about the coronavirus.  

Prioritizing refugees’ needs:

  • The  JAAGO Foundation is training teachers on how to keep students engaged with virtual learning to help students succeed as they dive into online education amid school closures.
  • OBAT Helpers is supporting students through caregivers as schools remain closed due to the pandemic. The childrens’ caregivers engage them in daily educational activities at home to keep them learning, even while they are out of school. OBAT also trained more than 600 caregivers on identifying and managing the symptoms of COVID-19! 

With the instability of the past month in Myanmar and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis taking a toll on the Rohingya people, your support is so appreciated. 

Thank you.

With gratitude, 

Shannon + the GlobalGiving team

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