In the autumn of 2017, 700,000 Rohingya Muslims escaped a wave of violence in Myanmar and landed in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area. They moved to an area that had previously been home to a high number of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar’s conflict. As their homes and villages were attacked, burned, and destroyed, many of them fled with only the clothes on their backs. Over 860,000 Rohingya refugees are currently housed in over 30 camps.
On March 22, 2021, a massive fire ripped across the camp, killing numerous people, destroying 10,000 dwellings, and displacing almost 50,000 people.
Flooding has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes when monsoon rains overwhelmed refugee camps in southern Bangladesh.
The vast majority of the settlement’s shelters are made of bamboo and tarpaulin, increasing the risk of fires springing and spreading quickly.
More than 100 mosques have been demolished by a massive fire in Bangladesh refugee camps, and people now have to walk more than 3 kilometers to pray. Children are unable to study the Quran.
Therefore, we took this initiative to rebuild the mosque so that we can have a congregational prayer in the mosque and the children will be able to learn the Quran again.