We are a group traveling to Cox's Bazar in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh to aid Rohingya refugees escaping religious persecution. They lack food, basic necessities, and medical attention.
Who are the Rohingya?
The Rohingya are considered the most persecuted minority and the least wanted people. Due to a Citizenship law passed in 1982, the Rohingya are not considered Burmese natural citizens despite living there for centuries. They have been unjustly classified as foreigners in their own homeland. Discriminatory government initiatives have led to ethnic cleansing. Villages have been burned, families have been separated, and many have been tortured and killed.
"In recent years, the rise of communal violence has led many Rohingya to flee neighboring states, such as Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia, where they have been met with further hostility, rejection by governments and relegated to a life of complete neglect in refugee camps, and have faced the very real dangers of trafficking."
According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh two weeks after the conflict renewed on August 25th. "The total number of people to have entered Bangladesh having fled the unrest has now reached 409,000, a leap of 18,000 in a day.
Conditions are worsening in the border town of Cox's Bazar where the influx has added to pressures on Rohingya camps already overwhelmed with 300,000 people from earlier waves of refugees.
The following are photos taken within the past few days of the area we are aiming to assist:
How can I help?
With your generous donations, our volunteers will aim to achieve the following:
- Distribute food packages regularly to the refugees currently residing at the Cox's Bazaar. $16 can feed one individual for an entire month. $100 can feed a family of 6 for an entire month.
- Establish water wells in the makeshift camps that have popped up in the area. A normal water well is estimated to cost approximately $1500.
- Make any necessary purchases for medical and sanitation needs.
- Document the crisis first hand.
All funds collected will be directed to the Rohingya population. We are raising funds so that we can help them directly with food, water, medical needs, and basic necessities.
Who are we?
Connecticut Anchor is a group of individuals from Connecticut active in humanitarian relief. In the past Connecticut Anchor has raised over $60,000 in funds for the Syrian and Afghan refugee populations of Greece. We have done extensive work in several refugee camps and informal settings where refugees squat in Greece. From your donations, we have fed thousands, established a functioning water system which cater to hundreds daily, and rehoused vulnerable families, among other accomplishments.
سي تي أينكر منظمة أمريكية تساعد اللاجئين والمضطهدين في جميع أنحاء العالم. هذا المشروع يركز على مساعدة اللاجئين من بورما. مجموعة من المتطوعين سوف يسافرون ويقدمون الإمدادات اللازمه كالأطعمة والأدوية. الرجاء التبرع في الأسفل لمساعدتنا على تحقيق أهدافنا.
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