Of the 878,596 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, 500,000+ are children, over 713,000 have fled Myanmar since August 25th, 2017 military ethnic cleansing campaign began.
The Humanity Rises Medical Clinic
The Humanity Rises Medical Clinic, located in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, provides critical health services and medications to approximately 5,700+/- Rohingya refugees a month for diseases, illnesses and injuries ranging from third-degree burns, bullet wounds, rape-induced pregnancies (including teenage girls), contusions, Diphtheria, Cholera, severe dehydration, chest infections, eye infections and beyond. The patients are examined by doctors and receive medical care from nurses. Medication for diseases are then prescribed and delivered by the pharmacist. Two volunteers from the Rohingya are always ready to assist the medical team and help the patients who queue in a waiting line.
The Rohingya Crisis
The mass exodus of the Rohingya from Rakhine State began on August 25, 2017, when the Myanmar (Burma) military initiated a targeted and systematic genocide campaign that included murdering, burning, torturing and raping (including children) the Rohingya. The Myanmar military went home to home and burned down around 300 Rohingya villages.
Since August 25th of last year, over 700,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh, bringing the number of refugees there to 900,000 people. Of that, 60% are children. The United Nations describes the latest mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar as "the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis"and "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
About Humanity Rises
Humanity Rises is a refugee humanitarian aid organization. Our fundamental belief is that during the world's darkest moments, light always shines through when humanity rises to help those affected by tragedy, and in helping to lift others, we lift ourselves.
In 2017, the year Humanity Rises launched, our efforts were focused on restoring dignity and igniting hope in the lives of refugees stuck in camps in Greece. Driven by refugees' requests, to support that mission, we installed outdoor gym parks inside refugee camps that helped lift the spirit of the entire camp. We believe physical exercise helps restore dignity and is the best way to rebuild the emotional strength refugees need to maintain the hope necessary to survive.
By the end of 2017, after 700,000+ Rohingya fled from Rakhine State after the Myanmar military initiated a targeted and systematic ethnic cleansing campaign, it became clear we needed to do something to help the innocent souls at the center of this unimaginable genocide. Our current mission is to alleviate suffering by providing medical care to the stateless Rohingya people in Bangladesh. That care is focused on diseases, illnesses, and injuries ranging from third-degree burns, bullet wounds, rape-induced pregnancies, contusions, Diptheria, Cholera, severe dehydration, chest infections, eye infections, and beyond.
The Rohingya were tortured, raped, burned, and shot by the Myanmar military, forcing them to flee their villages, and are in desperate need of medical care. No living creature on earth should have to withstand one second of the unimaginable physical and emotional pain the Rohingya deal with every second of every day, and alleviating suffering through medical care reminds them that they are not forgotten.