After the recent round of violence broke out, over half a million people have fled Myanmar in the span of one month, walking 5-7 days to come to Bangladesh. Most of the new arrivals of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh are living in makeshift shelters outside two United Nations-administered refugee camps, along with hundreds of thousands of other Rohingyas refugees who were already there after fleeing previous spates of violence. A national effort is being made to immediately provide help to the most vulnerable people in these camps. In this context, Rise Up aims to raise funds and to collect donations (clothes and food) that we will arrange to deliver to the camps ourselves. In our efforts we are cooperating with the army in order to find out the immediate needs of the refugees (tarpaulin/terpal, food, clothes, help with shelters, etc).
Location: Cox's Bazaar
Start date: September 2017
Raised over BDT 26,53,500
Reached more than 4500 beneficiaries
Distributed over 200 tonnes of food
and medication for more than 1000 people