ROHINGYA REFUGEES

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PROVIDING MEDICAL RELIEF AND AID TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

In August 2017, over 600,000 traumatised and desperate Rohingya people fled their homeland in Myanmar to Bangladesh after suffering widespread violence, murder and rape. Today, the world and Bangladesh are witnessing recent history's fastest growing refugee crisis [1] which brings with it a massive health need that the government of Bangladesh alone cannot meet. With the monsoon season approaching, and the Rohingya people camped in an area that is at clear risk of flooding, the risk of outbreak of life threatening water borne diseases is massive.

In order to respond to this massive crisis, all chapters of DWW are partnering with three primary strategic goals. Your donations will go directly towards the following three areas:

Strengthening Clinics: We are currently working with local charities and partners to help strengthen the infrastructure of the many make-shift and pop up health clinics against the floods and cyclone. With the looming crisis of disease and cyclone-related injuries, the health clinics are vital in being able to respond and help the Rohingya people whose suffering continues to remain deep, disturbing and relentless.

Live Saving Skills Training for Refugees: Providing life-saving first aid skills training to local Rohingya refugees and Rohingya community leaders in anticipation of the cyclone and floods. It is vital to up-skill the first responders to any crisis. Our work ensures that those who are on the front line can help when local health care facilities are spread too thin.

Emergency Medicine in Refugee & Migrant Settings Training: We understand the value in empowering and enabling the local doctors and care providers. As such, we are developing a 14-week training course for physicians who have never faced or conducted medicine in a humanitarian crisis or emergency response setting before. We aim to improve and strengthen the quality of care for the Rohingya refugee and ensure standards are being met. At Doctors Worldwide we believe in training and developing the local capacity for a long-term, sustainable change instead of being reliant on aid, which is short term and difficult to maintain.


1 https://unhcr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=5fdca0f47f1a46498002f39894fcd26f