While these may sound like luxuries to an estimated 400,000 unregistered Rohingya living outside the camps and to local villagers in this poverty-stricken country, camp residents lament that they cannot work legally or study beyond Grade 5 in the camps' 21 primary schools.
"This is not life," said Shaufiq Alam, a 30-year-old refugee in Kutupalong camp. "I came 20 years ago. If I had been in the village I could have received higher education by now. The camp situation is depriving us of our lives."
I met and interviewed one of the refugees.....there , "I get 1,820 taka (US$22.50) / (RM88 sebulan )per month. It helps with the children's school supplies and I can buy supplementary things," she said. "Usually I make fishing nets for a living, but it is not profitable. I only made 1,000 taka after three months of work."
MAPIM will deploy its humanitarian and relief team this coming November and December, 2015...should you have any contribution and donation please do not hesitate to call us. www.rohingyafund.com
Urgent Needs :
1. To rebuild a Madrasah in Kutupalong camp which affected badly by flood
2. To supply another 50 water tube wells which can accommodate 100 families per tube well. (RM800-RM1000) /unit
3. Donation for orphanages and their education needs..etc