Reintegration of Rana Plaza Survivors through Rehabilitation Services (REVIVE)
The Rana Plaza tragedy was one of the largest examples of a man made disaster in Bangladesh. It was not just a building collapse, but questioned us about our moral sense as a nation, as well as our social and service security. The brutal incident left the whole world speechless and dramatically affected the garment industry in Bangladesh.
CRP has a major role in the medical and rehabilitation sector. A total of 514 survivors of the tragedy have registered with CRP for treatment, vocational training and reintegration into their communities. It was a huge challenge for CRP to rehabilitate the survivors,as most were not able to return to their previous jobs, due to a fear of buildings. Many international communities extended their hands to CRP to help the survivors, through a project named Reintegration of Rana Plaza Victims through Rehabilitation Services (REVIVE).
Medical Assessment of Rana Plaza Survivors
After the Rana Plaza tragedy, a coordination committee for a humanitarian trust fund was created on 29 November, 2013. The members of the coordination committee are: UN, ILO, Bangladesh Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF), IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC), National Coordination Committee for Workers’ Education (NCCWE), Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS),IndustriALL Global Union, The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC)and the brands: Bonmarché, El Corte Ingles, Loblaw and Primark.
As a part of the procedure for processing claims, the coordination committee solicited the technical assistance of CRP to conduct medical assessments of the survivors.
CRP implemented a project on “Medical Assessment of Rana Plaza Building Collapse Victims” in order to examine, document and certify the medical status of more than 1600 Rana Plaza survivors. A CRP multidisciplinary team is working on this medical assessment project.