1 Million Rohingya Refugees Living In Bangladesh
Millions of Rohingya citizens walked for days, bringing with them traumatic stories of violence when reaching the refugee camps in Bangladesh. They have suffered so much and lost everything yet they remain optimistic that better days would come now they were away from the oppression of Myanmar.
Sadly in March 2021, a massive fire ripped through one of the main Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Records showed that over 45,000 refugees, were yet again displaced with no place to call home. With hundreds still missing, families have been left heartbroken, adding to their daily worries and stresses trying to survive poverty.
Our team on the ground were able to reach those who had lost everything after the devastating fire stole what little they had. We have been providing food parcels, hot meals, clean water and more to families in need.
Many innocent children are still hungry, thirsty, exhausted and in dire need of support.
The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the fastest growing crises the world has seen. Since August 2017, more than half a million refugees have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh in search of safety.
To date, there are almost 1 million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, making it the world’s largest refugee camp. With that in mind, there are people struggling to survive on a daily basis.
Rohingya refugees are arriving in an area known as Cox’s Bazaar – a district in Bangladesh – where they fled after troops, backed by local mobs, responded by burning their villages and attacking and killing civilians. GRF have a team on the ground in Cox’s Bazaar.
We have distributed thousands of food parcels, hygiene and sanitation packs, and hot meals.
Our team is also building shelters, mosques, schools, education centres, women’s centres, water pumps and toilet facilities.
As part of our emergency appeal, we distribute the following:
Family Food Parcel
This 30kg food pack contains flour, cereals, rice, cooking oil, canned foods, potatoes, spices, biscuits, treacle & molasses. It can be life-saving for a family that receives no monthly income and would otherwise go hungry. The items also have a long-shelf life, so will not spoil quickly and can be used as and when needed.
Global Rahmah Foundation have provided over 100,000 Rohingya Refugees with hot meals thanks to your continuous donations and support towards our brother and sisters in need.
From as little as £20 you can give the luxury of a hot fresh meal to those in need.
Deep Water Pump
Over 70,000 Rohingya refugees have benefitted from our safe water projects delivered by our team on the ground, transforming the lives of entire communities.
Our Beloved Prophet (PBUH) was asked
“Which charity is best?” He replied “(Providing) water.”
– Abu Dawud
Water Pump: £850
These pumps provide enough water for around 100 families, making their lives much easier by providing clean water for daily use.
Many temporary shelters in Cox’s Bazaar are barely inhabitable, with weak infrastructure, they are often made from just scrap material and do not hold up against the extreme weather faced by Bangladesh during monsoon season.
GRF build sturdy bamboo shelters which house families of up to 6. They consist of an open plan living space with a concrete floor, that is large enough for one family to live comfortably. These shelters provide warmth and safety and ensure families are able to get through the worst of the challenging seasons.
Build a Mosque
GRF build Mosques to benefit hundreds of refugees in Cox’s Bazaar. They are used for congregational prayer, children’s Quran classes and women’s religious courses.
By donating towards the construction of a masjid, you can ensure an extremely impoverished community has a safe and nurturing place to learn and fulfil their religious obligations. It is also a form of Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity) for you, giving you endless rewards in this life and the next!
Build a School
GRF are building Schools and education centres for refugees who have been forced out of School. They provide a safe and fun learning environment and offer courses based on the national curriculum to educate the children and prepare them for future careers.