The Rohingya people have faced statelessness, systematic discrimination and targeted violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Persecution has driven Rohingya refugees across the border into Bangladesh repeatedly. By far the largest and fastest refugee influx from Myanmar into Bangladesh began in August 2017. Causes of these withdrawals included crimes against humanity and grave human rights violations, such as gender-based violence. Rohingya refugees are in need of protection and assistance through the humanitarian response. Shelters and community facilities, are built from plastic sheeting and bamboo that deteriorates rapidly and requires urgent, frequent replacement. Communities suffer by cold wave and rainy seasons every year, particularly women, children and elderly people are the potential victims of winter and monsoon.
By delivering quality, life-saving assistance and rational services ensures equal access and improved quality of life for affected populations who need humanitarian assistance. IMPACT INITIATIVE-IMI with the generous support of MAA International- Australia provided winter cloths, sheets and plastic mats, hoody jackets for children and Moisturizer Vaseline for young women among the Rohingya Beneficiaries living in Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh. Altogether 33000 Rohingya people received the winter warmer and other goods to make their life edge from cold wave.
At the same time, IMI distributed blankets and Moisturizer among 3000 families in norther part of the country. IMI provided household and cloth support for 37250 indirect beneficiaries. Furthermore, this initiative supports and promotes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) by SDG 13 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.