Displaced Communities in Rohingya Depend on us for Survival

The worst thing any family can experience is being forced by circumstances to flee from your home with the only belongings that you can carry. It is even much worse when you have no idea where you are fleeing to, and when you will be able to come back to your home. It finally dawns on you that despite of all these, you can never go back home for your own life and your family’s.

The Rohingya Displacement Crisis

This is what befell the families of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar when the government decided to drive them away. The rise in insecurity left them with no other choice but to leave their own homes. The fleeing families camped in Bangladesh, where the World Food Programme (WFP) awaited to provide aid. The food provided by WFP was their only hope after tiring treks, day and night, riding overcrowded boats, and crossing bursting rivers with their small children and elderly people.

Helping the Displaced Lot

In such cases, Humanitarian Aid is crucial, especially to protect the children from malnutrition – the effects can be irreversible. The refugees need education for the children who hold their future. They need to feel secure, especially after losing their families during the crisis. Many communities are camping in refugee centers, surviving only through the help extended through initiatives like the WFP, Food for Peace, and Feed the World.

Local communities all over the world are fleeing due to political instability, ethnic clashes, and international conflicts rather than from natural calamities such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, or earth slides. Maintaining healthy ethnic and political relationships will solve the refugee issue from the basis.

Displaced people need to be incorporated into the community; they need birth and marriage certificates to rebuild their families. They also have rights which ought to be respected. Our help is crucial in saving thousands of refugee communities.