We’ve almost reached our goal! Ours is the only such initiative in Poland. There is no other organized effort from Poland to help the Rohingya. We’re also one of the first organizations to offer relief aid to children at the world’s largest refugee camp following the fire.
We’ve already put your donations to good use. In addition to handing out emergency relief packages with food, articles of personal hygiene and essentials, we’ve sent 11,000 USD for rebuilding the homes of fire victims (we will put up houses like the one in the third picture). We are also planning to rebuild a water source that everyone can use. Providing water is critical in these circumstances.
Every day, children return to the daycare’s remains to play on a swing. As the only thing spared by the flames, it towers over the burned buildings. The daycare played an important role in their lives. Here we looked after them, offered a sense of security, and provided brief respite from the camp reality. It is for the children that we are hoping to put up a temporary roof, fence off the area and resume our daycare activities as soon as possible, even before we start rebuilding the facility. We also want to take some pressure off their parents, whose hands are full after the fire.
On Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate Easter, a holiday that serves as a reminder that even the most painful experiences can be the start of something good. Let’s make sure this is what happens to the victims of this tragic fire. We will not let evil win. We refuse to accept the reality of nearly one million people being stripped of their dignity, human rights and all hope, and will do everything we can to change their lives.
The soaring price of the dollar is not making our job any easier. It hasn’t been this high since last year when markets panicked as the pandemic swept around the world. As a result, we have to keep adjusting our budget and are forced to raise the fundraising goal to have enough funds. One thing is certain – we cannot do it without your support. With the difficult monsoon season on the horizon, we are running out of time. These people really only have us!