A visit to the Rohingya Refugee Camp by HOPE’87 Secretary General Robert Ottitsch...

In late August 2017, a mass influx of Rohingya refugees arrived from the Rakhine State of Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. About 1.5 million refugees are currently living in the Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas in Cox’s Bazar, a district bordering Myanmar where the main border crossing points are located. The giant camp of Kutapali, nestled on the bare hills in Ukhia  is made up of 33 sub-camps for more than 800.000 people, forming one vast settlement of misery for those who have lost everything and who arrived in Bangladesh only having saved their bare life. 

Despite the extraordinary and devoted work of DRC and IOM managing  this refugee camp in cooperation with RRRC (Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, Government of Bangladesh) and supported by WHO, UNHCR and the numerous international and national NGOs this place continues to be the gateway to hell and a disgrace for the international community not being able to find a solution for a save return to Myanmar of the Rohingya...

HOPE’87 is supporting its long-term Bangladeshi partner YPSA, caring for about 58.000 refugee-households,  to maintain a health post in one of the sub-camps to ensure a quality medical support for the refugees. Please klick here to help us with your donation to continue ensuring the medical support of the Rohingya refugees and the education of their children, lost in misery and poverty...