Since August some 626 000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh, where now approximately 1 million refugees live in overcrowded refugee camps and makeshift shelters, without clean water or sanitation, making the outbreak of disease imminent. After visiting the overflowing camps in Bangladesh’s border district Cox’s Bazar, where Global One operates, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees commented that challenges in Bangladesh are immense and health conditions are dire.
The international rescue committee has found that 95% of refugees living in Cox’s Bazar are drinking contaminated water, which leads to a high risk of Cholera and acute water diarrhoea. Three quarters of refugees lack food. Particularly alarming are malnutrition rates amongst refugee children, which have doubled since May and increased tenfold since last year. Currently 7.5% of refugee children in Cox’s Bazar face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition, and are in urgent need of life-saving medical help.
On top of that measles, a childhood killer disease which can be particularly dangerous among unimmunized and malnourished children, is one of the major health risks among the Rohingya living in insanitary conditions in Cox’s Bazar district
Our goal is to build 12 semi-permanent health clinics on pieces of land in Cox’s Bazaar. We need your help to raise the funds to build and equip these clinics. Once operating, they will provide
– emergency care treatment
– ante natal and postnatal care, stabilization of obstetric emergencies
– detection and treatment of nutrition deficiency
– treatment of malaria, diarrheal and other communicable diseases
– diagnoses and management of chronic diseases
– referrals, emergency referrals and ambulance
Your generous donation will help us to build the clinics, allocate pharmacy storage space, purchase equipment and medicines, train staff and secure the fees for doctors and nurses.