Saturday, 17 April 2021

Support Rohingya Orphans


Life in the refugee camps of Bangladesh is extremely challenging. For children, who make up more than half of the refugee population, it is even more so.

Rohingya children have suffered profound trauma having witnessed the slaughter of their community in Myanmar in 2017. Now in the camps of Bangladesh, education is severely restricted and there is no formal education for hundreds of thousands of children. Malnutrition also exists and even as late as last year malnutrition remained at emergency levels especially for younger children. 

The conditions in the camps are dangerous. Children have little access to child friendly spaces. They face serious protection risks including child labour, trafficking and child marriage.

Many of the children are orphans. Their parents were killed in August of 2017. Some have found shelter with relatives. Others have been adopted by community members. This appeals aims to help these children with their education and also some family support, including supplementing the meagre food rations they receive.

Most Rohingya refugees are children       Donate

 Support packages:

£5 per month would provide home education to a young orphaned child.

£10 per month would provide home education, as well as assistance with household expenses to a young orphaned child.

£20 per month would provide home education, as well as assistance with household expenses to an older orphaned child.

£40 per month would provide support to orphaned babies or children with disabilities.

This Ramadan, help us and follow the Practices of the Prophet (saw) and support and protect the orphan children who have lost their parents.

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (SAW) as saying, “The best house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is badly treated.”

The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“I will be like this in Jannah with the person who takes care of an orphan.”

The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, raised his forefinger and middle finger by way of illustration. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Kitab al-Adab)

"…the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise…” (Bukhari)

Examples how the different packages help the orphans and what your monthly donations will go towards.

£5

Rozia is 9 years old. At the age of six, she witnessed the killing of her father and her siblings. Rozia herself survived 3 blows to her head.  £5 enables Rozia to attend a class with other children and buy the necessary school materials. These are private-tutor-led home-schools. No formal schools exist and the informal ones are closed because of Covid lockdown. 

£20

Osman is an older orphan. His parents were killed in Tula Toli, Myanmar. Now aged 14, he has received very little education. He felt reluctant to attend informal schools when they were operating because of his lack of earlier schooling. The £20 allowed his foster family to retain a private tutor for him. For some other orphans, the £20 partly goes partly towards family food support.  

£40

Saidul Islam’s mother died soon after his birth. Less than two months old now, he is with his paternal aunt. The foster parents agreed to keep him if they were given some family support as they have a child of their own.  £40 will help Saidul Islam and is family. Others who receive this amount use it for education and family food support.

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