Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response
In August 2017 the Rohingya refugee population in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, tripled in just two weeks. Traumatised by their experiences of violence and loss these people are in desperate need of critical health, rehabilitation and counselling services. This project meets an urgent need for healthcare and counselling support for refugees in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh, with a focus on those living with disabilities.
The New Zealand Government, through the NZ Aid Programme, will match every dollar donated to this project, effectively doubling the impact of your gift.
More than 800,000 Rohingya are estimated to have taken refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence, insurgency and persecution in Myanmar. Traumatised survivors recount stories of widespread violence and human rights abuse and are suffering from injuries caused by gunshot, shrapnel, fire and land-mines. Many Rohnigya have witnessed murder and sexual assault and are experiencing mental health disorders as a result of violence, family loss and displacement. Access to health care or rehabilitation services is limited because of the terrain. Essential medicines and health services are in critically short supply with a significantly high proportion of the population experiencing newly acquired disabilities.
HOW WE ARE HELPING
- Primary health care.
- Psychosocial support and mental health services.
- Rehabilitation services and assistive devices for refugees with disabilities.
YOU CAN HELP PROVIDE CRITICAL PSYCHOSOCIAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE