Earlier this year, 17-year-old Abu Sadeq and 600,000 other Rohingya fled Myanmar in hopes of finding food, shelter, and a safe place to stay. Abu and ten members of his family made it to the Unichipalong camp in Bangladesh, but not without injury. He tells his story:
“On August 26, my village in Myanmar was attacked. During the attack, I was hit in the cervical and lumbar vertebrae, causing a spinal cord injury. The injury has weakened my upper and lower limbs and I can’t walk properly anymore. I’ve lost the strength in my muscles, my sense of balance, and my coordination, which makes it much harder to do everyday activities.Read more
Ayesha Begum is 22 years old. In early September, she and her three children took refuge in Bangladesh after her husband was killed in Myanmar. Today, Ayesha and her children live with her brothers in a temporary shelter on the edge of Kutupalong camp. She takes part in a parents’ club organized by HI, which provides psychosocial support to mothers living as refugees.Read more
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25 from neighboring Myanmar. Our team is on the ground, providing emergency aid to Rohingya refugees who, having escaped, now live in utter destitution. Gilles Nouziès, HI's head of programs in Asia travelled to Bangladesh to organize activities with our teams. He explains what he saw and what HI is doing to help.Read more
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25 from neighboring Myanmar. Our team is on the ground, providing emergency aid to Rohingya refugees who, having escaped, now live in utter destitution.
The following speech was given on Oct. 23, by Ludovic Bourbé, Director of the Development Division, Handicap International Federation, on the occasion of the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland.Read more
Zibon Sona is an 80 year old widow. She was forced to leave Myanmar in September 2017 and has sought refuge in an improvised refugee camp in Bangladesh. Due to a physical disability, she is unable to move from her canvas shelter and is reliant on her daughter for basic care.