ROHINGYA

ROHINGYA

The Rohingya Refugee Camp is the one of the world’s largest refugee camps ever to be seen. Thousands of migrants flew from Myanmar (known prior as Burma) to seek asylum from the torture, rape and other atrocities from the Myanmar military. The quick influx of thousands of refugees has raised severe concerns of housing food, clothing, education, and health. Due to heavy monsoons and overpopulation under unhygienic circumstances, there is a growing number of fears that may result in a massive disease epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 400 million people do not have access to essential health services. Many people struggle to get medical aid when they fall ill and face death from minor infections due to the lack of medical resources. One hundred acres of forest was cleared to build the refugee camp, which has caused several environmental concerns with thousands of animals losing their habitats. Hundreds of refuges go to sleep hungry each night due to lack of firewood for cooking. To address these issues, we realized the need and took a medical/ humanitarian mission trip in November 2018 with doctors within different specialties, as well as volunteers, to help patients and refugees. We visited different camps and met with hundreds of refugees to analyze their struggles and provide basic necessities to neglected and abused women and orphans who were anxiously waiting for food, clothes, shelter, education and medical help. Our AIM's local team rescued hundreds of children and their families to "Camp 5", an area of the camp where we have already built over 250 homes, bore-wells and toilets for refugees. Our AIM has provided hundreds of stoves in Rohingya to address the lack of firewood. Our AIM’s current efforts are focused towards imparting education, food, and clothes to 500 orphans each day in the Kutupalang camp. We are teaching sewing classes to hundreds of women who are the victims of abuse and rape. Our AIM’s Goals are to build 500 homes, start at least 5 more schools, empower hundreds of women, and have more medical humanitarian mission trips to continuously impact thousands of new lives.
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