Aid delivered directly and responsibly
As with many humanitarian crises, the challenges arising out of emergency situations must be managed carefully and according to principles of professionalism and transparency.
We are extremely grateful to our team of experienced field staff that are working in very difficult conditions. This work is carried out according to our well-established, highest professional and ethical standards. Getting aid directly to beneficiaries based solely according to their level of need and in a careful and respectful manner.
Response in Bangladesh
Human Appeal carried out a distribution of 450 food packs among the Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp, Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. This camp is the largest camp in Balukhali.
Relief items include food (rice, flour, lentil, cooking oil, sugar, salt and milk) Non-food items (cooking utensils, plates, cutlery, clothes, blankets, mosquito nets, soaps) and shelter (Shelter/Tent (18 x 12) with rope 500 gm- 01), water purification tablets and medical service.
Currently all distributions in the camps are being carried out in three ways:
INGOs and local NGOs are seeking permission from the local authorities to distribute aid within the camps. However as according to new regulations some aid agencies are only permitted to do a portion of the distribution within the camp themselves whereas the remainder is taken by the local authorities to be distributed at a later time or date.
Random distributions are being carried out without gaining prior permission by the Government. These distributions have been carried out by other local and INGO's that have at times resulted in people being injured and in some cases may have led to deaths due to distribution mismanagement.
There are a small number of local NGOs within Cox's Bazaar who have the necessary government permission and are assisting INGOs like Human Appeal to carry out complete distributions within the camp.
As a result of Human Appeal's longstanding work in Bangladesh, our local knowledge, partnerships, and our standing as a credited, well-organised, INGO we are distributing all of our aid within the camps direct to beneficiaries. We are therefore able to categorically say that all of our donors' support for the Rohingya people is distributed responsibly.
Response in Myanmar
Again as a result of it's reputation as a humanitarian organisation, Human Appeal is working with displaced Rohingya inside Myanmar. This week we are able to get food aid to families in the Sittwe Township.
Rohingya beneficiary holds her food parcel ticket which she received from Human Appeal Staff
Human Appeal Aid Truck Arrives in Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh
Direct Distribution of Aid to Rohingya Woman (in first picture above) in Bangladesh Refugee Staff by Human Appeal Worker