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BDI Rohingya Refugee Relief Work

Bangladesh Development Initiative

4280 Breckenridge Court, Presto, PA 15142, USA
5160 SE 54th Place, Bellevue, WA 98006, USA
EIN: 25-1587450
DUNS: 941787207
www.bdiusa.org

 

October 19, 2017

The Greater Seattle Bangladeshi Community organized a fundraising campaign to help the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh who are in dire need of basic necessities like food and shelter. About $20,000 was raised (without the Microsoft matching gift, which will be deposited in coming weeks and months). A rounded amount of US $20,000 was sent to Bangladesh in the first week of October, 2017 for the Rohingya Refugee relief work.  The volunteer team in the Rohingya Refugee camps started the relief work and has so far done a very good job.

Apart from food packs (which has been discouraged by the government in recent days as FAO has taken over the responsibility of it), other items such as tube wells, toilets, waterproof shades and cookware were purchased with this fund. In particular, the team purchased 1000 pieces of blankets (as winter is almost at the doorstep), 1000 pieces of mosquito nets (since Cox’s Bazar is a malaria-prone area) and 1000 pieces of lungis.

The volunteer team is also trying to rehabilitate some of the refugees with sewing machines and small grocery shops, considering the indefinite period of their suffering.

The family in the picture below just arrived and the volunteer team was there to welcome them with some relief items.

Rohingya Refugee camps

Below are additional pictures of the ongoing relief work.

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps

Pictures of Rohingya Refugee camps