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    Weʼve raised £1,320 to provide emergency food and medical supplies to Rohingya Muslims that are stranded in Bangladesh

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    Funded on Saturday, 7th October 2017

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    Dear friends and family

    You will be all too aware of the situation in Myanmar (Burma) and the impact on Bangladesh as Rohingya Muslims desperately flee for safety from persecution. However, on arrival in Bangladesh they are met with further challenges, lack of clean water, food or sanitation. Aid agencies are doing what they can but are struggling and need more support.

    We have set up this page because we have an educated and reliable nephew, Razaul Karim Sunny, and his friend on site in Bangladesh and they are personally delivering aid to the Rohingya people in Bangladesh. They desperately need more funds to fulfil this duty on our behalf. If you can donate any amount for this cause, it will make a huge difference to these people and we are confident that we can get the aid directly to the beneficiaries using this unique opportunity.

    We thank you in advance for your support.

    Shohidul Choudhury Liton 07535 668075

    Sayful Islam 07586 600005

    M Hanif Islam 07985 786786

    Extract from Independent, 7th September 2017

    According to estimates issued by United Nations workers in Bangladesh’s border region of Cox’s Bazar, arrivals since the latest bloodshed started 12 days ago have already reached 146,000. Numbers are difficult to establish with any certainty due to the turmoil as Rohingya escape operations by Burma’s military. However, the UN officials have raised their estimate of the total expected refugees from 120,000 to 300,000, said Dipayan Bhattacharyya, who is Bangladesh spokesman for the World Food Programme.

    “They are coming in nutritionally deprived, they have been cut off from a normal flow of food for possibly more than a month,” he told Reuters. “They were definitely visibly hungry, traumatised.”

    The surge of refugees, many sick or wounded, has strained the resources of aid agencies and communities which are already helping hundreds of thousands displaced by previous waves of violence in Burma. Many have no shelter, and aid agencies are racing to provide clean water, sanitation and food. ​

    Bhattacharyya said the refugees were now arriving by boat as well as crossing the land border at numerous points. The latest violence began when Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base. The ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive killed at least 400 people and triggered the exodus of villagers to Bangladesh. In a letter to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern that the violence could spiral into a “humanitarian catastrophe”. Based on the prediction that 300,000 could arrive, the WFP calculated that it would need $13.3 million in additional funding to provide high-energy biscuits and basic rice rations for four months. Bhattacharyya called for donors to meet the shortfall urgently.

    “If they don’t come forward now, we may see that these people would be fighting for food among themselves, the crime rate would go up, violence against women and on children would go up,” he said.

    Updates

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    • M Hanif Islam4 months ago
      M Hanif Islam

      M Hanif Islam

      4 months ago

      As promised, a short video documenting the work undertaken. Thanks again and well done guys!

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    • M Hanif Islam4 months ago
      M Hanif Islam

      M Hanif Islam

      4 months ago

      It’s been an amazing journey for all of us involved in this project. Alhumdulillah we have raised well over our Just Giving target of £1,000. With support from everyone, including our friends and family, we raised over £7,000! The funds have now been used to supply food and sanitary products to 500 families as well as material for the makeshift Masjid. Jazak Allah khair and thanks to everyone.

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    • M Hanif Islam5 months ago
      M Hanif Islam

      M Hanif Islam

      5 months ago

      Alhumdulillah we have reached our target! Thank you to all our supporters. We will keep collecting for another week so please keep donating. We are undertaking a site investigation this week to determine the best remote locations we can realistically and safely reach. We will then start purchasing aid and prepare local support to help distribute. In addition to the donations collected here, we have a reasonable amount of off line donations too.

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    Supporters

    44

    • J M R Zaman

      J M R Zaman

      Oct 7, 2017

      £20.00

    • Nasima Chowdhury

      Nasima Chowdhury

      Sep 24, 2017

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 16, 2017

    • Mashruba  Choudhury

      Mashruba Choudhury

      Sep 12, 2017

      £20.00

    • mohammed yasin

      mohammed yasin

      Sep 12, 2017

      £10.00

    • Hassan  Ali

      Hassan Ali

      Sep 11, 2017

      Please use all the money for food and water. Jazak Allah

      £50.00

    • Rizwan Islam

      Rizwan Islam

      Sep 11, 2017

      Doing a good job keep it up

      £10.00

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