The Refugee Support Express – 23 November 2017

23/11/17

Welcome to the Refugee Support Express

This week:

Breaking in Bangladesh

This week, the team visited local camps, conducting a full and thorough needs assessment to determine where the immediate need for #AidWithDignity is greatest in Bangladesh.

John and Daniel met with Md. Zillur Rahman Chowdhury, the Deputy Commissioner for Chittagong and Major General Mohammad Rahman, General Officer commanding at Cox’s Bazar. We’ve received great support from the local authorities who have gone out of their way to give us access to different camps.

After extensive research, we’ve identified Tumbru Camp as a priority. Located on the border of Bangladesh and just 200 meters from the border of Myanmar, Tumbru Camp is a no man’s land that is hosting 6,000 people, including many children, in desperate need of dignified aid.

As the Rohingya crisis worsens, the number of people fleeing to Bangladesh is increasing at a startling rate, and we shall not be bystanders.

We are optimistic that by next week, we will be able to service the Tumbru Camp – but there is a lot of work to be done and we need your help. Will you stand with us?


Introducing #AidWithDignity Podcasts

 

On Monday, we aired the first podcast in our new series, ‘Working with Refugees – #AidwithDignity’.

For our first episode, John chatted to Daniel about introducing our aid with dignity and co-operation model in Bangladesh; discussing Daniel’s incredible humanitarian work, and the importance of holding your head up high.

Our weekly podcasts, which will welcome a mix of volunteers, refugees, collaborators and sector specialists to talk with us, will be published every Monday morning and will be available to catch up on at any time.

For next weeks’ podcast, we shall be joined by a Syrian family who will share the tale of their terrifying and lucky escape from the persecutions in Daesh. Delightful company despite the horrors they have witnessed, this inspirational family will also share with us their dreams to return to Syria once peace is attained, and their drive to aid other refugees in the meantime.

We highly recommend that you tune in for what promises to be an incredibly moving discussion.

Subscribe today to our weekly podcasts so that you never miss one.

Standing #WithRefugees

We have joined the proud coalition of 200+ organisations that are standing #WithRefugees. Millions of people across the globe have already made a stand by showing their support for the refugee case.

You too can show yours by adding your name to this petition.

 

Jamnesty

If you’re in Warwick today, join us for an evening of fun and fundraising with Warwick Amnesty.

Warwick Amnesty is calling all performers – spoken word poets, singers, beat boxers and musicians – to sign up and perform live to your friends and loved ones.

Jamnesty welcomes all talent – and all donations support a great cause.

Cheers

Still struggling for Christmas ideas? We have plenty!

From recipe books and calendars to T-shirts and pins, we’ve got glorious gifts to make many hearts sing.

Proceeds are always spent supporting refugees, and we ship to anywhere in the world; so share your Christmas cheer this year by making a difference!

 

Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you next time.
Please contacts us today at info@refugeesupport if you are interested in volunteering, making a donation, or just want to get in touch.

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