Number of people served in 2020: 4,177
With its proximity to Myanmar, Bangladesh has become a destination for Rohingya refugees fleeing religious and ethnic persecution at the hands of the Burmese security forces. Between August and December 2017, an estimated 800,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh. These men, women, and children live in a series of camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar.
Our work in Bangladesh
JRS began working with Caritas Bangladesh from 26th November 2017 to set up and manage Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Cox’s Bazar primarily focusing on children in 11 CFS (Child friendly space) centers. These spaces provide Rohingya children with a safe haven where they can acquire informal education and psychosocial support. To upscale activities to a larger group, CFS has been upgraded into Multi-Purpose Child and Adolescent centers (MCAC) since May 2020.The project is at the service of 2,596 Rohingya Children (including differently abled children), 356 adolescents, 360 lactating and 865 expecting mothers’ of 2195 families of Camp-4, 4 Extension and 20 Extension.
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