Faces of Rohingya People
Food Distribution for Rohingya People
Implemented by Local NGO "APCD"
Place: Balukhali refugee camp, Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Date: October 15, 2017
Food distribution was implemented by Association for Pisciculture and Cattle Development (APCD) which is a Bangladesh local NGO partnered with Jumma Net and Shaplaneer which are Japanese NGOs supporting Rohingya people. Food packages were distributed to around 1000 Rohingya families (1 food package / family). The contents of the package are rice, fried rice, potato, biscuit, salt, and sugar. One package can afford a family for about 1 week, the average number of Rohingya family member is 6 - 7 persons. APCD implements food distribution (around 1000 packages: 60,000 USD) once every month by donations from the partner foreign NGOs.
Medical Treatment and Psychological Care
Provided by ICRC Japan
Place: Hakimpala refugee camp, Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Date: October 17 - 18, 2017
The first medical team from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Japan had been working for Rohingya people in the refugee camp for about 1 month since October 27th. The team consists of around 30 staffs; Japanese ICRC staffs, ICRC staff from Hong Kong and Denmark, local Rohingya staffs, and Bangladesh doctors. They opened the make-shift clinics in some places of the camp, then had been examining the patients. At the first time, many Rohingya people were mainly suffering from cough, fever, and diarrhea. However the number of people suffering skin infection are increasing currently because of the insanitary condition in the camp. In addition, there are a lot of pregnant women. Therefore a midwife was examining whether the pregnant has breech babies or not, because it has some risks at the birth. Actually, medical needs is changing day by day because of the continuous Rohingya influx. Medical teams are required to adapt the situation changing.
Daily Life of Rohingya People in Bangladesh
Place: Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Date: October 14 ~ 23, 2017
Huge refugee camp is formed in hill zone of Cox's Bazar, where is located in the southeastern Bangladesh and has a border with Rakhine state of Myanmar. After the violence happened in Rakhine state, more than 600,000 Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh. Refugee camp already formed has expanded to the size having 900,000 people. In the site, international and local organizations are engaged in humanitarian supports. However the supports such as foods, clothes and medical treatments were not fully supported because of the continuous Rohingya influx. Almost Rohingya people left from their hometowns without any properties, and they arrived at the camp by taking around a week. They are also under inconvenient situation here. Even in such situation, they pray day by day in mosques and children learn the Quran in Madrasas, and always welcome me gently as I step into their daily life. Generally, Rohingya people are called "the most persecuted ethnic group in the world" and miserable images tend to precede, but they are originally tolerant and modesty muslim people.