YPSA’s senior management team led by Md. Arifur Rahman, chief executive of YPSA visited Rohingya refugee camps on 16 September, 2017 at Kutumpalong, Balukhali, Panbazar, Unchiprang under Cox’sbazar district.
Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state due to violence, murder, rape and torture. The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, says 60% of the new arrivals are children. UNICEF estimates that 230,000 children have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.
The United Nations says up to 400,000 Rohingya have fled the state of Rakhine in western Myanmar since August 25 and are now struggling to find food, shelter and clean water in Bangladesh. The United Nations Population Fund estimates that two-thirds of the refugees are women and girls, 13 percent of whom are pregnant or breast-feeding.
At this moment, the most eminent need is to provide water and sanitation facilities to them. Rohingya refugees with disability, persecuted women and pregnant mothers need a lot of cooperation.
Considering this issue, YPSA has undertaken a plan to develop deep and shallow tube-wells, toilets, medical service centers and Women Friendly Space on short-term basis in the areas of Balukhali, Unchiprang, Mayinargona etc.