In September 2017 hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh and settled behind the border area in Kutupalong. This area became the biggest refugee camp of the world with more than 1 Mio settlers. As one of the international NGOs, SONNE-International set up two health posts inside and outside the camp providing basic and specialised health (ENT) and family planning service.
The main objective of this project is to provide basic and specialized health care to Rohingya Refugees and to the local host community.
60.000 refugees and 60.000 host community members received basic and specialized health care and 36.000 people receive family planning service.
In the health post within the camp and through mobile health camps outside the camp, patients receive basic medical care and are attended to by a specialized ENT physician. At the same time, family planning, health education and emergency measures are carried out.
All activities are coordinated and implemented in close cooperation with the local government, international organizations and the local population. We assume that the motivation for family planning as well as for health and hygiene education among the population will continue after the end of the project.
It is essential to include the local host population in all the project activities, as they have been deprived of their livelihoods (settlement area, farmland, forests, infrastructure) by the massive influx of refugees.