Just £60 provides TREATMENT for 20 people!
More than 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since October. As a stateless Muslim minority group in Myanmar, they have faced discrimination, violence and extreme poverty for decades.
It is a fight to survive for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. In cramped and unhygienic camps thousands of refugees face disease, hunger and uncertainty about the future.
Although the Rohingya have lived in Myanmar for centuries, they were stripped of their citizenship in 1982 effectively rendering them stateless. Their movement is tightly restricted by the authorities.
More than 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since October when the military launched a crackdown against what it called Rohingya insurgents after an attack on an army post. Since then hundreds of Rohingya civilians have been killed. The United Nations has accused Myanmar’s military of committing crimes against humanity.
There is an urgent need to ensure that displaced people and other civilians affected by the violence are protected and are given safe access to humanitarian assistance including food, water, shelter, and health services.
The overall purpose of the project is to save the lives and improve the well being of 7000 Rohingya refugees majority of whom are children, women and the elderly.
The Health Centre has been in operation since October 12, 2017. Currently we are providing the following services:
- At the time of our last visit a few months back, this was the only place in the refugee camp providing such a service. Many other charities and UN officials were sending their patients to us as this Health Centre had the only eye clinic in the area.
- We provide primary Eye Care facilities along with medicines to the specific patients as per their problem/difficulty (Disease).
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Cellulites, Bulging Eyes, CMV Retinitis, Eye Occlusions, Color Blindness, Diabetic Macular Edema Keratoconus etc are the common diseases for eyes and the targeted thousands of patients of different ages and sexes (beneficiaries) are getting services of their diseases through this Primary Eye Care Center.
- The targeted beneficiaries get medicines for relevant diseases and get checked up by the specialist doctors
- Care is served from the nurses
- Delivery of the proper medicine/s for the specific disease is carried out by the pharmacist.
- Two Volunteers from the Rohingya are always ready to assist the medical team and helping the patients who in the queue to get reach of proper position for their medication and medicines.
Purchase of Medical Supplies:
- All medical supplies are purchased locally from well reputed companies.
Permissions and Coordination:
- We coordinate with local health department and other NGOs to avoid replication of resources.
Free Medical Check Up and Medicines:
- All Rohingya receive free medical checkups and medicines for minor ailments.
- Most of the patients are suffering from pneumonia, dehydration, pregnancy, dysentery, bronchitis, skin diseases, gastritis, anemia, contusion, assault, vertigo, chest contusion etc.
Project Goal and outcomes
The specific objectives include:
- To run a health centre in in Cox Bazar
- To provide free checkups to at least 90 Rohingya refugees daily
- To provide free medicines to Rohingya refugees
- To refer serious cases to hospitals.
Specific Outcome of the project include, but not limited to, following:
- The project has reduced the suffering of 6000 Rohingya refugees
- The Rohingya refugees have medicines for basic ailments
- The project beneficiaries are happy and most importantly healthier.
All donations, however little, will go a long way in providing relief to the desperate Rohingya people. You can make a difference to their lives by supporting this cause and donating generously, THANK YOU.
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We guarantee 100% of your donations will reach their intended target. The charity operates on a voluntary basis ensuring our costs are kept to a minimum. The set-up, operating, admin and marketing costs are met by the trustees, supporters and some from the gift aid contributions.