Rohingya women, girls, boys and men have been forced to flee their homes in Myanmar from systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence. Cox’s Bazar is now the largest refugee camp in the world. The work at Cox's Bazar includes support through the Australian Government through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership.
Project 1: LWF RDRS Emergency Program (LREP); Project 2: AHP Bangladesh Consortium Multi Year Rohingya Response
Cox's Bazar Refugee Camp
Project 1: 70,970 people; Project 2: 12,472 people
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) & Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS)
Look what your kindness has GROWN!
These photos show where you are helping Rohingya people forced from Myanmar, to live in the world’s largest refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
Through ALWS, our Lutheran family has supported the planting of 30,000 tree seedlings inside the camp, plus 20,000 seedings in the local community hosting the refugees.
Before your help, trees had been cleared to build the camp and supply firewood. This caused landslides, made the extreme heat worse, and depleted the water supply. The environmental destruction made life even harder for people simply seeking safety.
Now, as you can see, new forests are emerging!
Jakaria is a Rohingya refugee benefitting from your help:
“Previously, we had to wait under extreme sun, because there was no shade anywhere.
Thanks to the project, the saplings planted here have grown big, and give us shade now. Every day, refugees sit in the shade of these trees and give blessing for this help.
There are also many very useful, fast-growing and locally adapted saplings like Neem, which have herbal and medicinal uses. We are eagerly waiting for these plants to grow so we can use them.”
Your work through ALWS in the camp is aimed at helping those people who may otherwise be forgotten.
That’s why you also supply learning materials for the poorest children, dignity kits for teen girls, supplementary foods for pregnant women, and work grants for people with disability.
Your ALWS help is delivered by RDRS Bangladesh, working with LWF, plus your help is multiplied in value by church support from the Czech Republic!
This project includes support from the Australian Government through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP).
Find out more about...
- Learning materials for 800 children to enable continued studies during the COVID-19 crisis
- Water, sanitation and hygiene training and hygiene kits for 1,000 refugees
- 6 km of drains repaired and cleaned
- 8,381 trees planted in the refugee camp and nearby host community
- Livelihood and income support to refugees to undertake a wide range of activities including camp maintenance, planting and maintain
- Menstrual and Reproductive health training and Dignity Kits for 80 adolescent refugee girls.
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