Rohingya Response: Rehabilitation and Assistive Device Support for the Rohingya Refugees
Recently more than 7,00,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh, and more are arriving each day, according to a report of UNICEF- published in 03 December 2017. This recent influx restarted since 25 August 2017 and it has been said the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, said in a report of UNOCHA. Rohingya issue is a humanitarian crisis. The crisis left thousands of people destitute. As a result, Rohingya people are deprived of their basic needs such as food, shelter, accommodation, treatment, education and so on. Many of them are suffering from various disabilities including Physical and mental disabilities. Most of the patients are traumatized and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Again, different physical disabilities including amputees, injury related disabilities, walking and muskulo-skeletal problems are there within the population. They need proper medical care, Rehabilitation, assistive device/mobility aids and psychological counseling.
In response to these needs and for providing a comprehensive rehabilitation services for the Rohingya People, CRP has taken initiative setting its Rehabilitation Camp at the Rohingya Camp at Thainkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. CRP started providing the services in collaboration with CZM (Center for Zakat Management) and with a small funding support from the NAHAR (North American Humanitarian Aida and Relief), USA.
As the needs for rehabilitation services for these people is increasing, CRP is also looking for more collaboration and funding for continuing and increasing the rehabilitation services to the Rohingya People.