Since August 2017, violence in Rakhine State has driven an estimated 607,000 people across the border into Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh.
The people who have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August came with very few possessions. They have used the majority of their savings on transportation and constructing a shelter, often out of no more than bamboo and thin plastic. The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, having fled conflict and experienced severe trauma, and now living in extremely difficult conditions.
The situation continues to worsen if there will be no interventions.
With your help, Habitat will be able to provide aid and reduce vulnerabilities of Rohingya refugees in the targeted camps and to improve their living conditions through the following:
- Provide the Shelter Cluster/Crisis Response working group with technical consultation on the quality of housing support services as well as refugee site planning and management.
- Provide Humanitarian Kits, e.g. Non-construction grade plastic/tarpauline, rope/wire, tools, hygiene kit, kitchen kit, blankets, floor mat, etc.
- Conduct Emergency Disaster Risk Reduction (EDRR) activities, awareness training, hazard micro-mitigation projects, early warning radios, solar lighting, skills training, construction practices training.
- Construct and/or improve Water and Sanitation facilities
About Habitat for Humanity in Bangladesh
Since 1999, Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh has been working with more than 12,000 low-income families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. HFH Bangladesh currently operates in Dhamrai, in Dhaka district, and in the districts of Gazipur, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Tangail and Khulna. The programs include clean water and safe sanitation, microfinance, training in appropriate construction technology as well as disaster response and mitigation.Notes:
Habitat for Humanity China/ Hong Kong, in partnership with Habitat Asia-Pacific Office, will accept the donations on behalf of Habitat Bangladesh due to some restrictions. Rest assured funds will be transferred to Bangladesh.
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