Project Title: Supporting Rohingya Communities in Bhasan Char in dealing with post COVID contexts

Project Objective: To Cure the sick community and regain the state of health and well-being by providing basic surgical support to Rohingya population in Bhasan Char.

Project Achievement: This Project has started for the first time in Bhasan Char at 20 Bed Govt. Hospital by Dhaka Ahsania Mission. After Starting of this project, the number of awareness increases about minor surgical procedure in the Rohingya community. Previously they afraid about operation. Now they are willingly coming to Hospital for surgical treatment. Another important thing is the number of referrals to Noakhali Sadar Hospital is reduced. At present people are easily getting surgical treatment and their quality of life is improved.

Project Summary: The Government of Bangladesh has established Facilities for the Rohingya Communities on the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal. The Government conducted the first relocation of Rohingya people to the island and began the delivery of relief and services in partnership with National NGOs and CSOs since December 2020. In October 2021 the Govt. signed MOU with the UN to provide services to the Rohingya Population. Bangladesh has so far relocated around 30,000 Rohingya people to Bhasan Char with the plan to eventually relocate around 1,00,000 Rohingya people from Cox’s Bazar. Considering the above-mentioned govt. plan, the relocated population would require access to services including protection shelter, food and nutrition, sanitation, health etc. Limited access to health services remains a challenge in Bhasan Char and to address this, DAM provide specialist Doctor (especially Surgeon) in 20 Bed Govt. Hospital. Surgeon is now performing minor surgical procedure including incision and drainage of abscess, excision of (keloid, lipoma, cyst, corn, wart), Circumcision, reduction of closed fracture, repair of cut injury, management of burn, head injury etc.

Duration: 1st August 2022 to 31st May 2023

Supporting Staff number: 01

Donor Name: Christian Aid

Implemented By: Dhaka Ahsania Mission

Project Location: Bhasan Char-Rohingya Settlement, Hatiya, Noakhali.