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In-Kind Gifts Distribution Program – 2019

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Overview of Rohingya Crisis and Needs:

The Rohingya people have faced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Such persecution has forced Rohingya women, girls, boys and men into Bangladesh for many years, with significant spikes following violent attacks in 1978, 1991-1992, and again in 2016. Yet it was August 2017 that triggered by far the largest and fastest refugee influx into Bangladesh. Since then, an estimated 745,000 Rohingya—including more than 400,000 children—have led into Cox’s Bazar. The immediate cause of their light was described by the UN-mandated Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar as a “widespread and systematic attack on [civilians]” including “murder, imprisonment, enforced disappearance, torture, rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence, persecution, and enslavement” with “elements of extermination and deportation” as well as “systematic oppression and discrimination [that] may also amount to the crime of apartheid.”

The Government of Bangladesh has kept its borders open to leering Rohingya and leads the humanitarian response. The people of Bangladesh continue to show exceptional hospitality in the face of human tragedy on a massive scale.

As of May-2019, over 905,725 stateless Rohingya refugees reside in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas. The vast majority lives in 34 extremely congested camps. The largest single site, the Kutupalong Balukhali Expansion Site, hosts approximately 626,500 Rohingya. While most arrived between August and December 2017, arrivals have continued since then: more than 16,000 Rohingya have arrived since January 2018. From the outset of the crisis, the Government of Bangladesh has saved the lives of nearly one million Rohingya refugees / Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals by keeping its borders open and leading the humanitarian response in close collaboration with the humanitarian community. In support of HHRD efforts, we (SAWAB) rapidly scaled up operations to provide life-saving protection and assistance to both Rohingya and Bangladeshis in affected host communities.

We are working with the generous contribution of HHRD-USA in Bangladesh to ensure clean water, food, shelter, clothes and increased supplies especially clothes under the In-Kind Gifts program to improve the lives of the thousands of refugees crowding the camps and settlements in Cox’s Bazar. The area’s combined population of Bangladeshis and Rohingya is now more than 2 million — and it continues to grow.

Project Goal, Objectives and Results:

The project aims to support the most vulnerable and affected groups (Rohingya Refugees) throughout offering 20 containers clothes at Rohingya refugees camps, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The Beneficiaries:

20,000 families are targeted to be benefited from the In-Kind Gifts Program-2019 which will cover families and individuals who are socially, financially, economically, culturally disadvantaged and the distressed Rohingya Refugee families staying in makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar

Activities:

The process of program implementation is represented in the following points:

  1. Receiving the containers from Chittagong port through C&F.
  2. Lading and transporting items from Chittagong port to SAWAB’s rented warehouses.
  3. The field teams have determined the needs in the areas to be targeted.
  4. Transporting the Clothes aids from warehouses to distribution points.
  5. Distribution process.
  6. Supervision and monitoring of field level activities for ensuring proper utilization of funds/ relief items.
  7. Collection of reports, Action photographs, Videos,
  8. Reporting to Donors and NGO Affairs Bureau.

Recording and Documentation 

SAWAB will keep good records of the program both in the form of documents and photographs / videos where possible. A checklist of documentations is as follows:

  • Good quality/standard photographs will be taken for each activity and videos will be made at selected venues.
  • All original vouchers with other relevant documents will be preserved.
  • Testimonial from the local authority will be collected and preserved.
  • All events will be well documented.
  • The Logo of Donor will be used in banners for each
  • Sending completion reports with photos, videos and other relevant documents to donor organization.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

The program will be monitored and supervised by the SAWAB Monitoring Unit and experienced staffs of SAWAB. Necessary monitoring tools will be developed and utilized for proper monitoring and supervision. The Project Implementation Committee will supervise and monitor the overall program activities. The program will be implemented in close cooperation with the Government administration and local bodies.

We (SAWAB) would like to thank you for your contribution and support of In-Kind Gifts Program. Your generous support helps us continue in our mission and the assist those in our community. The generous support of donor organization like HHRD-USA makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live.