Author Archives: BPM

BPM Tax Deduction status…

As many of our supporters would be aware BackPacker Medics enjoys Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status under the Australian Tax laws and is a registered charity. All our activities are funded by donations and under our DGR status, any donation over … Continue reading

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RVAN TO CONTINUE!!!

This morning we are ecstatic to announce that the Rohingya Volunteer Ambulance Network (RVAN) project in the Rohingya refugee camps has secured extra funding and- most importantly- will be extended indefinitely!! After the initial training period in late 2017 by … Continue reading

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The Rohingya Reality: You Need to Read This

by Nathan Burns, Founder Take a moment to think about the world you live in. Not the world we live in. Your world. Think about your family. Remember important special moments spent with them. Breathe in their laughter, their emotion, … Continue reading

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The Crisis Is Growing

by Anthony Gadenne, DRG Team Leader The Rohingya Crisis continues to grow even though official reports say there are no more people coming over the border. Every day we see more people arrive as they walk past the training area … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect

By Anthony Gadenne, DRG Team Leader It has been a very busy but rewarding few days for Team 3. Team 3 arrived to join Nathan and Kate on Wednesday consisting of myself, Tom, Ben, Rhiannon, Paris and Kamarra. The first … Continue reading

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The Rohingya Children: Camp Life

by Nathan Burns, Founder Today we learned that Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a preliminary deal for the return home of the 600,000+ Rohinyga refugees. The deal stipulates that they will process no more than 300 Rohingya people per day. … Continue reading

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The very worst of humanity, from all angles.

by Nathan Burns, Founder As the mid-afternoon sun beats down, we move through the far western blocks of Kutapalong refugee camp. The landscape resembles a Hollywood depiction of Mars – dusty, bare, ferociously hot. Sweat gushes from our foreheads in … Continue reading

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