Number of people served: 1,892
With its close proximity to Myanmar, Bangladesh has become a destination for Rohingya refugees fleeing religious and ethnic persecution at the hands of the Burmese security forces. Between August and December 2017, an estimated 800,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh. These men, women, and children live in a series of camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar.
Our work in Bangladesh
In March 2018, JRS began working with Caritas Bangladesh to set up and manage Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Cox’s Bazar. In these facilities, children receive counselling and psychosocial support and have opportunities to learn, express themselves, and enjoy their childhood. On a normal day, each centre welcomes up to 250 children. Six CFS are now operating, with plans to open a further five. These spaces provide Rohingya children with a safe haven where they can acquire informal education and psychosocial support.