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Brac’s special initiative for Rohingya fire victims in action

  • Published at 08:54 pm March 29th, 2021
Brac’s mobile medical team at work in the Rohingya camp in Balukhali, Ukhiya as a part of the NGO’s special initiative to support the Rohingya fire victims Courtesy

The NGO has distributed 34,000 litres of water, and repaired 49 deep tube-wells, 239 shallow tube-wells and 319 latrines in the affected Rohingya camps

Brac has taken up an initiative to help the Rohingya refugees who have been affected by the recent fire in the Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila, Cox’s Bazar.

Aided by the government, Brac, in coordination with development organizations, has started food distribution, supply of pure drinking water, construction of shelter, and other emergency work at No 8 and 9 camps at Balukhali in Ukhiya’s Kutupalong. 

On behalf of Brac, 34,000 litres of water were distributed, and 49 deep tube-wells, 239 shallow tube-wells and 319 latrines have been repaired for the affected people till Sunday.  

Shahana Hayat, head of operations of Humanitarian Crisis Management Program (HCMP) of Brac, and officials concerned visited the affected camps on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday, Hasina Akhter Huq, area director of Brac HCMP, and other high officials of HCMP visited the fire-affected Camp No 9 on Saturday. 

Roberts Sila Muthini, acting program head of HCMP of Brac,and others also visited the affected camps on March 24.   

During her visit, Hasina Akhter Huq termed the fire incident at Rohingya camp “a big disaster.” 

She said: “We are carrying out emergency work, including the distribution of food and supply of pure drinking water, at the affected camps. Besides, we are giving priority to the issue of protection of women and children.”

Sources at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said about 126,381 people used to live at the affected Rohingya camps. 

Many of them fell to trouble following the fire, which took place at camp No 8W, 8E, 9, and 10 in Balukhali on March 22.

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