Dear OBAT Family,
Summer is here and we hope that it has brought lots of sunny weather and happy moments your way. We are bringing you the second update for our Rohingya projects, which, thanks to your support, are doing really well. Before sharing some of these amazing updates, we are excited to let you know that our 2021 annual report is out! Find out all about the impact you clicking here.
The Rohingya community recently celebrated the month of Ramadan and the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Every year, OBAT distributes Ramadan food packages to thhelped us make last year by e vulnerable refugees to lessen their struggle in the holy month. The food packages consist of staple items such as rice, flour, soyabean oil, lentils, sugar, milk, semolina and salt. 1,183 food packages were distributed amongst refugee families, thanks to the generous sponsorship of RCF (Refugee Crisis Foundation), HCI (Human Concern International) and FHII(Friends of Humanity International).
We are constantly investing in our staff and giving them access to trainings to improve our operations and services to the beneficiaries of our projects. A slew of trainings took place since you last heard from us:
The government of Bangladesh has been moving Rohingya refugees from the crowded Kutupalong camp to the island of Bhasan Char. OBAT has set up various initiatives for these refugees, including a learning center, health post, women empowerment, and income generation programs. The ninth batch of 797 refugees has arrived on the island. OBAT is extending primary health treatment to these refugees as a priority. The total number of Rohingyas now settled on Bhasan Char is 20,000.
OBAT’s Rohingya Health post provides ongoing dental services through its partner, RCF or Refugee Crisis Foundation. In an effort to make this service readily accessible to the refugees who don’t live very close to the health post, OBAT is hosting dental camps in different locations. Thirty-five refugees received dental care at this camp. The dentists also shared dental hygiene practices and other tips to ensure dental health with the refugees.
Thanks to the support of our partner, HCI (Human Concern International), 263 students in OBAT’s Learning Centers in the Rohingya camps received backpacks. This distribution is a part of the child support program sponsored by HCI in the Rohingya camp. HCI’s private donors also participated in a video session with 21 of these children in February 2022. The donors later on sent gift boxes to the kids.
Thank you for always standing with us to support the vulnerable Rohingya refugees. Your support is a lifeline for them.
Wish you the very best and hope that you are able to create happy memories with your families this summer.
Your OBAT Family.
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