The Backpacker Medics Disaster Response Group will be deploying a second team to Bangladesh to assist in the ever-worsening Rohingya Refugee Crisis.
Our team has been working furiously to obtain the correct permits and collaborations and we are very pleased to announce that we have been able to do this. We will be working under the umbrella of local organisations.
DRG Team 2 will hit the ground on October 25th, 2017 and will be in-country for 14 days.
Many have asked “…why send a second team? Isn’t the crisis over..?”. To which we vehemently reply: “It is FAR from over!!!!”.
The very latest situational report from the International Organisation for Migration paints a very bleak picture:
“The Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 6 was finalized on 16 October, and has identified 582,000 new arrivals since 25 August, 2017…It has been reported that as of 17 October, 2017, an estimated 10-15,000 people are currently stranded on the border close to Anjuman Para, Palong Khali, but are unable to move further into Bangladesh. The group of people are staying on levies between paddy fields with limited food and water…” (ISCG Report, 17/10/17)
Further footage shot by the UNHCR just a few days ago confirms the severity of the situation…
You can help by clicking the link below, or visiting our crowdfunding page: https://chuffed.org/project/bpmdrg-bangladesh
DRG ROHINGYA CRISIS DEPLOYMENT
The Backpacker Medics Disaster Response Group is deploying teams to Bangladesh to assist in the ever-worsening Rohingya Refugee Crisis. You can help the mission by donating a small amount now. EVERY cent donated goes towards medicine, medical supplies, shelter and helping the Rohingya Refugees.