The total number of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar is around 869,000 individuals. The Rohingya refugee population is concentrated in extremely congested camps within Ukhyia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh.
The refugees living in the camps are dependent on the assistance provided by the humanitarian community and government of Bangladesh.
On 9th January 2022, a fire swept through the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya. An estimated 500+ shelters (around 4,000+ individuals) are reported to have been affected and this number is rising. The fire has sadly added to the woes and miseries of the Rohingya families.
This is the fourth fire in recent times: the first on 12th May 2020 which impacted 350 households, the second on 22nd March 2021, the third on 14th January 2021 which affected 700+ households and now the fourth one affecting 500+ households.
Muslim Charity has been supporting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh since 2017. To date, we have built 345 shelters for refugee families, a child-friendly centre and 65 toilets and shower rooms. We have distributed 3,256 food packs, 1,700 winter packs, 1,656 household kits and 1,120 dignity kits. We have built three large water reservoir systems, dug 28 deep water wells and provided 2 ambulances. Muslim Charity works through locally registered partner organisations and any work done on the ground for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar is first approved by the NGO Bureau of the Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh and then approved by the Camp Management.
We have also been running a Child Friendly Space in the Hakim Para Camp, helping to support their psychological and physical wellbeing.
There is still so much to do and your help is vital. In current situation we need following as an urgent matter;
£50 – Food Pack for a Rohingya family for one month
£65 – Household essential items including fire safety equipment
£450 – Build a shelter for a Rohingya family