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Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by UNICEF USA
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Support Children in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Dear Friend,

Thanks to your generous support, UNICEF continues its efforts to provide Rohingya children and their families with the life-saving interventions they need. UNICEF helped to avert major disease outbreaks by focusing on prevention, social mobilization, service coverage and quality improvements in health, nutrition and water services. The education sector reached over 90 percent of Rohingya children aged 4 to 14 living in camps with education. Additionally, integrated vocational and life skills programs are reaching 12,500 adolescent boys and girls in camps and host communities. As part of the sector-wide approach to water safety, piped water networks were constructed to improve the quality and sustainability of drinking water. Additional water networks planned and will reach 80 percent of the population, with your support.

In the first half of 2019, UNICEF and its partners have:

  • Admitted 8,598 Rohingya children to 35 outpatient therapeutic programs for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition;
  • Fully immunized 56,494 infants in camps and host communities, protecting them against measles, diphtheria and other diseases;
  • Reached 250,000 Rohingya refugees with safe water. Fourteen piped water networks have been completed, meaning 84,500 or one-third of the refugees in the UNICEF’s area of responsibility are accessing water chlorinated during distribution;
  • Provided psychosocial support for 58,427 children to contribute to the mental, social and emotional well-being;
  • Ensured access to learning for 192,063 (49 per cent girls) Rohingya children aged 4 to 14 years in 2,167 learning centers

As the humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar develop, and the lives of children are affected, UNICEF and its partners will continue scaling up activities in Bangladesh thanks to donations like yours. We greatly appreciate your commitment to ensuring a bright future for Rohingya children and their families.

Sincerely,

Whitney Simon

Dear Friend,

As you may have heard, Sunday, August 25 marked 2 years since the Rohingya crisis first began. Over the past 2 years, more than 900,000 people fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in Coz Bazar, Bangladesh.

Thanks to your generous support, UNICEF continues our efforts to provide Rohingya children and their families with the life-saving interventions they need. Although the conditions in Cox’s Bazar are still challenging, Rohingya children and their families remain in the district due to continued violence in Myanmar. Following and attempted initial repatriation by the Myanmar and Bangladesh Governments last November, none of the refugees settled in Bangladesh expressed interest to voluntarily return to Myanmar. Given the area’s high level of risk for natural hazards, the capacity to prepare for and respond to sudden-onset disasters will also be supported throughout the country. Program targets for 2019 include:

Nutrition

  • 24,500 children with severe acute malnutrition admitted for treatment
  • 191,074 children months receive vitamin A

Health

  • 105,152 children vaccinated
  • 3,200 sick newborns treated

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • 550,000 people benefiting from safe water
  • 550,000 people benefiting from functional latrines

Child Protection

  • 160,000 children, including adolescents, receiving mental health and psychosocial support
  • 46,930 adolescents receiving life-skills education
  • 27,000 adolescent girls and women provided with gender-based violence prevention and response services

Education

  • 272,000 children accessing education, including early learning
  • 52,000 adolescents participating in skills development programs for learning, personal empowerment and/or employability

As the humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar develop, and the lives of children are affected, UNICEF and its partners will continue scaling up activities in Bangladesh thanks to donations like yours. We greatly appreciate your commitment to ensuring a bright future for Rohingya children and their families. 

Sincerely,

Whitney Simon

Faruk Akter participates in vocational training
Faruk Akter participates in vocational training

Dear Friend,

Thanks to your generous support, UNICEF scaled up efforts across all program areas in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh to provide Rohingya children and adolescents with opportunities for a better future.

Since August 2017, more than 900,000 Rohingya, fled violence in Myanmar and settled in Cox’s Bazar. Rohingya children witnessed the horrors of this conflict with many ending up the target of grave violations. Arriving in Bangladesh by the hundreds of thousands, the needs of children and their families were massive and ranged from psychosocial support to access to basic social services such as water, health, nutrition and education.

Due to your support, UNICEF has been able to work across sectors to ensure children and their families are afforded a better future. Examples of such interventions are:

  • An emphasis on water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) activities, particularly the establishment of diarrheal treatment centers and strong behavior change communication messaging, contributed to averting a potentially major cholera epidemic.
  • UNICEF and partners also screened more than 149,000 children for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment.
  • Additionally, UNICEF established more than 1,300 learning centers provided education opportunities for more than 70 percent of targeted school-aged children.
  • With UNICEF’s support, the education sector also developed a learning framework that will provide standardized teaching and learning for refugee children.

As the humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar develop, and the lives of children are affected, UNICEF and its partners will continue scaling up activities in Bangladesh thanks to gifts like yours. These interventions provide families with emergency assistance, both for the short-term and long-term. Thank you again for your ongoing support as UNICEF continues to provide relief for the 500,000+ Rohingya children who have been forced from their homes.

Sincerely,

Whitney Simon

Links:

UNICEF/UN0226388/Brown
UNICEF/UN0226388/Brown

Dear Friend,

Thanks to donations like yours, UNICEF has been supporting the Rohingya Refugee Crisis since the beginning of 2017 with a steady stream of supplies such as trucks filled with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, for thousands of children. Other supplies include detergent powder, soap, containers to transport water, along with sanitary napkins, towels and sandals.  

UNICEF’s current response includes an emphasis on expanding support to the Bangladeshi community in Cox’s Bazar district along with preparedness and response to other emergencies nationwide. 

Thanks to your support, UNICEF’s actions are focused around four key strategies in Cox’s Bazar: 

  • Saving lives and protecting children and their families in the refugee camps 
  • Promoting social cohesion and confidence building in the host communities in Ukhiya and Teknaf Sub-districts 
  • Strengthening systems and accelerating program implementation to the rest of the district of Cox’s Bazar 
  • Applying lessons learned from the work in the refugee camps and the district of Cox’s Bazar to feed these into national strategies and UNICEF’s work in other parts of the country 

Your continued support is helping children at a time when they need it most. Thank you for putting children first.  

UNICEF/UN0226385/Brown
UNICEF/UN0226385/Brown

Dear Friend,

More than 725,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since August of last year, including nearly 392,000 children. These refugees are highly vulnerable, living in overcrowded camps with extremely limited services. Sanitation is strained, increasing the risk of disease outbreaks. A concerningly high percentage of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Thanks to your generous support, UNICEF rapidly scaled up its existing response in Bangladesh to meet the needs of Rohingya children.

Your investment has allowed UNICEF and partners to:

  • Treat nearly 15,000 children for severe acute malnutrition 
  • Vaccinate 880,000 people against cholera
  • Provide 335,000 people with access to safe water
  • Construct more than 1,000 learning centers to reach 130,000 children with education

Your support also helped to open safe spaces for women and girls and build improved sanitation facilities.

And your impact continues.

UNICEF remains on the ground in Bangladesh, supporting education, protection, health, water, and sanitation services for vulnerable Rohingya refugee children, while working with governments to seek a long-term solution to the violence that forced them from their homes.

On behalf of the Rohingya refugee children benefitting from your generosity, thank you.

 

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