Delivering Health to Rohingya Refugees
Our team in Bangladesh have responded to the urgent food needs of the people fleeing violence in their home country of Myanmar. We are now establishing projects for the medium term that will protect the health and welfare of the many thousands of refugees in and around Cox's Bazaar.
Installation of medical facilities for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh :
Beyond food, the women and children of the Cox's Bazar refugee camps desperately need medical and psychological support to help them overcome the trauma caused by the brutality and violence they have suffered. This project is to provide a range of health services including psychosocial support to improve mental status, HIV testing, pediatric and maternal care, reproductive care and access to health professionals. who will be responsible for the diagnosis, administration of drugs or other treatments for different diseases. In summary, the project will allow:
- The installation of two satellite health centers to provide primary care for refugee camps in remote hillside locations. These camps will benefit from treatment, medication and pediatric and maternal care. A delivery room will also be set up in the camp for pregnant women.
- Providing regular psychosocial support to improve the mental health of victims of violence
- Establishment of an HIV testing and counseling service
Number of beneficiaries: 15,000Support The Rohingya People
Installation of WASH centers for refugees from Cox's Bazar
Fever, respiratory infection, chest infection, diarrhea and skin infections are some of the most common diseases amongst the refugee population. The risk of contracting a disease is aggravated by torrential rains and lack of clean drinking water and latrines. The number of tubular wells and toilets made available to the Rohingya is currently insufficient. According to the Inter-Sector Coordination Group on WASH, the main challenges are the management of latrines, 50% of which are full, and the management of faecal sludge. In summary, this project will allow:
- Providing WASH services to Rohingya camps located on the outskirts of government camps, in more remote and mountainous locations.
- Improve the medical situation of Rohingya by reducing the spread of waterborne diseases.
- Improve the medical situation of Rohingya women by promoting the use of toilets and washing areas designated for women
- Installation of 20 shallow tubular wells – each meeting the needs of 500 people
- Installation of 4 deep tube wells - each supporting 500 people
- Installation of women's toilets equipped with taps and equipment adapted to menstrual hygiene.
- Installation of 75 toilets
- Water safety awareness and education sessions
- Installation of 76 soap dispensers
- Distribution of 300 hygiene kits to 300 households
- Installation of 4 washing areas for women and young women
- Increase the capacity of 24 supervisors and members of water point management committees for regular activity and maintenance
Number of beneficiaries: 21,350 people.
Child Education and Welfare Centers
An estimated 100,000 newcomer children need support to continue their education. They need safe and welcoming spaces where they can be taught. Parents who have to support their families need an emergency home care service to mind their children while they work.The project will contribute to the well-being, safety and security of displaced Rohingya children at Palong Khali Union in Ukhia and Nhilla and Whykong Union in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
- 10 children's centers will be set up and will cater for approximately 450 children. These centers will be installed within the camps.
- Staff will be recruited from the local community and facilitators will be from the Rohingya community.
- Pre-school learning with recreational facilities, cultural activities, games and a non-formal education system for up to 1,500 children aged 4 to 14
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