Asia and Mohammed are Community Nutrition Volunteers in the Rohingya refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar. Refugees themselves, both are committed to supporting families in their community however they can.
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During a hot Summer day in Syria, Samir slipped under the water in a local pool without anyone noticing.
He could have drowned, but made a full recovery after urgent medical attention at an RI-supported health facility nearby.
5 years ago, Hanan enrolled at RI’s educational center to help finish her education and pass the Tawjihi exam.
Now, she works as a student counselor in the same center, supporting a new generation of students to continue their educations.
After fleeing Syria to Jordan, Omar dropped out of school to make money for his family.
With RI’s support, Omar returned to his education, finishing high school and taking part in vocational training program that led him to a new career.
From Afghanistan to Ukraine, Syria to Somalia, families are forced to flee their homes every day because of conflict, natural disaster, and insecurity.
In Bangladesh’s refugee camps, communities are working together to empower women and reduce gender-based violence – through the creation of Safe Spaces for women and girls, and gender transformative training for men and boys.
Imdad and Zarghona are Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. They both work for RI delivering aid and support to other refugees living in their community.
Rohmot and Hasina are Rohingya refugees. They are also RI volunteers, helping to deliver RI’s much needed programs in Bangladesh’s refugee camps.