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On World Refugee Day – Let’s not forget the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who fled their homeland

June 20th, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In this life we need work, and we need our friends. This is true even if you’re living in a refugee camp, like Mohammad Azhar, who fled Myanmar foMohammad Azhar-3r Bangladesh in 2017. Mohammad, 65, brought his sewing machine with him and now provides tailoring services to his neighbours.

“I feel good when I work, it keeps me away from all the negative thoughts,” he said. “It’s not easy to find tailors, so I am also helping the people living here.”

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Women rebuilding lives in the Bangladesh camps

March 13th, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Rajiah, a 46 years old midwife, from Myanmar is now living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh with thousand other Rohingya refugees. As a midwife in Myanmar, she has delivered some 10,000 babies.

Rajiah, a 46 years old midwife, from Myanmar is now living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh with thousand other Rohingya refugees. As a midwife in Myanmar, she has delivered some 10,000 babies.

Rajiah, a 46 years old midwife, from Myanmar – which she fled following the violence 6 months ago, with her younger daughter (15 years) –  is now living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh with thousand other Rohingya. Rajiah has been surrounded by women throughout her life as the eldest of 10 sisters. She herself has 5 daughters, two of which are also in camps living as refugees in Bangladesh with their husbands, the other two remain in Myanmar. Tragically Rajiah’s husband disappeared when the violence broke out in Myanmar, Rajiah has no way of knowing where he is. Like so many women in the camp, Rajiah must head up her household alone.

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Women’s Woes: surviving daily life inside a refugee camp

October 17th, 2017 by Posted in Emergencies, Gender in Emergencies, Protection, Women | No Comments »
A Rohingya refugee sits inside a makeshift tent in Unchiprang Camp, Bangladesh. More than half of the people who fled and crossed over to Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar are women. (Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam)

A woman sits inside a makeshift tent in Unchiprang Camp, Bangladesh. More than half of the people who fled and crossed over to Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar are women. (Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam)

Unchiprang Camp, 17 October — The lush green fields open up to a hillside stripped bare to accommodate a tent city now home to more than 29,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled over to Bangladesh in a fresh wave of influx which started on August 25. Every day, numbers are increasing as new arrivals join the already overburdened camp with depleting resources.

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Road to resilience: A success to be replicated

November 22nd, 2016 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Prepared by Ashish Barua, Coordinator – Resilient WASH

 

‘We have got habituated to it. It will be coming, staying and going back again. But no worries, we are ready, we will be fighting till death,’ said Mosammat Hamida Begum from Baishpara referring to the flood recurring almost each and every year during monsoon in Bangladesh.

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Photo credit: Apurbo Saha, GUK

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Fighting Back: The ‘Roanu’ cyclone survivors

August 28th, 2016 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Prepared by M B Akhter, Programme Director, Oxfam

(Field visit report on Roanu response during 06-07 June 2016)

 

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Rethinking ‘Unpaid Care work’: Voice of the community

August 22nd, 2016 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Prepared by Nusrat Amin, Senior Programme Officer- Documentation, Learning & Communication, Oxfam in Bangladesh

 

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