Relief and Rehabilitation Programme for the Rohingya People

The 25th August 2017 was the 1st of the Rohingya Refugees who started to entrance to Teknaf Sub-District of Cox’s Bazar District by the river Naf. Thousands of Rohingya victims crossed this river just one day. From the 1st day to till date there over one million Rohingya Refugees are living the Ukhiya and Teknaf sub district of Cox’s Bazar district. It was the one of the biggest challenges of Bangladesh to deal with the huge unexpected burden for the Bangladesh government. But the government shown a great respect to the humanity specially the Prime Minister and saved the millions of life from the Army of the Myanmar where this Rohingya Community were tortured, raped, killed, burned and forced to migrated in Bangladesh.

International agencies have come forward to support this community by the call of the Prime Minister. Many international, national and local organizations are beside this community to save their lives ensuring daily food, medicine, shelter support, Water and Sanitation, Non-food items, education support and counseling support for their mental refreshment. BASTOB is one of the national organizations has also come forward to support this community. BASTOB started relief works from its own fund of microfinance programme. Later on Help, e.V. Germany and Centre for Social Integrity (CSI) provided financial supports to work with this community. In the beginning BASTOB distributed food items. Later on BASTOB supplied non-food items such as kitchen materials, wash materials. BASTOB constructed 60 toilets, 60 bathrooms, 5 rain water harvesting point, 1 water distribution point, small road repairing. On the other BASTOB has initiated a project on disaster risk reduction.