My cousin Azmat Rahman is at the border city of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Together with 200 paid workers and local volunteers he is feeding 5000 tired and hungry refugees each day as they enter Bangladesh. He has also installed ten water pumps/tube wells to benefit the Rohingya refugees.
The Rohingyas of Myanmar, after being brutally persecuted by their own government, are fleeing to the neighboring country of Bangladesh in hundreds of thousands. They have experienced unimaginable atrocities and have walked for 7-8 days to reach Bangladesh.
Azmat's funds are running out and he needs your help in order to keep feeding the refugees, installing more water pumps as well as bathrooms. He used to give each Rohingya family a week's supply of dry foods but had to suspend that due to lack of funding.
We are not a formal charity organization, just a group of family and friends coming together to fight against the hunger of people who have already faced so many atrocities. Azmat uses his own money for travel, food, and accommodation, so whatever you donate, 100% of it will go toward care for the Rohingya refugees.
My Name is Sofa Ula, I live in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Azmat Rahman is my first cousin, and owner/managing director of Azmat Garments. When I heard about the plight of the Rohingyas and that Azmat is personally near the Myanmar/Bangladesh border feeding about 5000 refugees a day I decided to get involved and spread the word through social network and emails. I have known Azmat all his life. He and his family work with several NGOs to build and maintain oprhanages and school for disadvataged children of Bangladesh.
How will the funds collected here be sent to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh?
I take personal responsibility to hand deliver everything we collect through gofundme into Azmat's hands to be used toward feeding the Rohingya refugees.
How will funds collected through GoFundMe be spent?
Azmat uses workers from his own factory and volunteers. Less than 1% of total donations is used for preparation of meals for 5000 refugees a day. In addition and whenever funds allow, they also give a 7 day's worth of dry foods to the refugees. He has also installed ten water pumps and plans to install more in the future. As winter approaches and temperature drops, he will distribute blankets to the refugees.
Azmat uses his own money for travel, food and accommodations. Neither Azmat, nor I, or anyone involved in transfering money to the Rohingya refugees will take any money from the donation.
We are here to fight against a horrifying evil that befell the Rohingyas - with our, time, money and dedication.
Please scroll below to see pictures and videos.
With the influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar winding down, Azmat is currently working on helping the ones who made across the border to Bangladesh, survive. He has installed latrines and drinkable water pumps. He also plans to supply rice, lentils and other dry food to cook.
Latest Video taken on September 29, 2017. Azmat is the man in a white shirt.
Azmat's people cooking for the Rohingyas:
Azmat's people installing water pump/tube well
Rohingya Refugees using the water pump Azmat installed
Azmat (in yellow shirt) distributing biscuits to the refugees
Every day thousands of Rohingyas are fleeing to Bangladesh
Crowd of refugees waiting for food distribution
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