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Mental and Physical wellbeing of Rohingya victims of Torture

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Mental and Physical wellbeing of Rohingya victims of Torture

 

 

PROJECT TITLE

Mental and Physical wellbeing of Rohingya victims of Torture



PROJECT BRIEF 
 (Narrative – 500 words max including project aim/goal, approach, beneficiaries, intended changes etc.) 

Near a million Rohingya Refugees are living in the camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. They fled from their state of Rakhine and took refuge in Bangladesh to escape from the Myanmar Military's atrocities. Many of them are victims of physical and psychological torture inflicted by the Myanmar Military. They have witnessed their relatives killed, houses and people burnt alive, infants snatched away from mothers and killed. Many have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, shrapnel, fire and landmines. Some of the Rohingyas had to be amputated in hospitals in Bangladesh. Many of the Rohingya girls and women were sexually abused including rape. The scale of atrocities against the Rohingya was such intense by the Myanmar military that the UN has termed it as possible Genocide. The Myanmar military has intentionally inflicted on the Rohingya people severe pain and suffering, whether physical or mental. They have given their own accounts of the torture. These tortured Rohingya populations are severely traumatized and are in need of psychosocial and physical rehabilitation services for their mental and physical wellbeing. The overall goal of the project is to provide direct assistance in the form of psychosocial and rehabilitation services to Rohingya victims of torture to improve their physical and mental health condition. The project is focusing on the different inter-sectionality within the Rohingya victims of torture, especially the persons with disabilities, older people, adolescents, and women among others. Due to COVID-19 and stoppage or limited access to services has caused regression in the condition of Rohingya victims of torture. This project is including these beneficiaries too. Family support mechanism is being strengthened for the Rohingya victims of torture, alongside a functional referral mechanism to other essential service providers. Hence the overall objective is “Strengthened family support mechanism for most discriminated Rohingya victims of Torture and their improved physical & mental health conditions” through direct assistance of rehabilitation and psychosocial services, in an increasingly difficult camp situation.

Objectives/Outcomes/Long-term Results

“Improved physical and mental health conditions of most discriminated Rohingya victims of Torture through direct assistance of rehabilitation, psychosocial services, strengthened family support, and referral mechanism.”

Major Activities

Physiotherapy

Provision of Assistive Devices

Referral

Home Modification

Psycho-Social Counseling

Family Event

NAME OF DONOR(S)

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT)

PROJECT DURATION


Starting Date

1 January 2022

Ending Date

31 January 2022

PROJECT CONTACT DETAILS


Contact Person's Name 

Md Monjurul Habib Shagar

Designation

Assistant Director & Focal of Rohingya Response Program

Email address

[email protected]

Phone Number

01716709253

PROJECT LOCATION


Division(s)

Chittagong

District(s)

Cox’s Bazar

Upazila(s) / Thana(s)

Ukhia 

Camp(s)

Camp 8w, 11,13,18 & 19

TOTAL BUDGET IN BDT

 4,206,160 

TARGET BENEFICIARIES 
 
Total number only

3,100

Direct Beneficiaries

600

Indirect Beneficiaries

2,500