Turkish charity to set up orphanage for Rohingya children

Staff Correspondent

1 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Sadakatasi Association, a Turkish humanitarian aid organization, said it will construct an orphanage for 100 Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazaar, reports Anadolu Agency.

In a statement, the charity on Wednesday said it continues its efforts to help Rohingya Muslims taking shelter in Bangladesh.

Sadakatasi launched its aid activities just after the Myanmar army and Buddhist nationalists initiated attacks, which led to the forced migration of some two million Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh.

The orphanage, consisting of a dormitory, classroom, library, dining hall and kitchen, will house 100 children who struggle to survive in ill-conditioned bamboo houses or outside of the camps.

The emergency relief team of Sadakatasi has also opened eight wells in the camps to help eliminate health threats, mainly from the lack of hygiene and infectious diseases in the region.

The opening of 149 wells across Bangladesh in 2018 have also contributed significantly to the issue, the statement added.

In 2018, Sadakatasi opened Musab Bin Umayr School at the Moyganuga Refugee camp, where they delivered food to 500 people.

They also delivered food packages to families living under harsh conditions in Cox’s Bazaar.

Cevdet Hasbal, the deputy chair of Sadakatasi, said that they continued their relief efforts after some two million Rohingya were forced to flee following the massacres in Myanmar.