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Supporting Rohingya Refugees in India

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Tailoring training and social support for extremely vulnerable Rohingya refugee women in Delhi
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Supporting Rohingya Refugees in India

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The Rohingya ethnic group has been called the "most unwanted people in the world" - in Burma, they are exposed to systematic discrimination and violence and when they leave their home country, they are often not recognized as refugees and become victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

This unique project supports a long-established Chin refugee group in Delhi in their decision to reach out to women of a small informal Rohingya settlement at the outskirts of New Delhi. This unusual cross-communal initiative offers basic tailoring classes to the Rohingya women along with informal sharing of experiences on how to access vital services such as health care, education or legal services.

As part of the project, the women of this small settlement of 8 households will also receive one tailoring machine to make clothes for their children and gradually become skilled to use the tailoring machine for income generation.

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Name of Organization Withheld for safety reasons
About the Organisation

Regretably, the level of violence and prejudice against the Rohingya and their allies makes it unsafe to publish the name of the local refugee organization reaching out to the Rohingya refugees. Please contact us to get more information about this bold initiative.

Total Costs INR 45,000 (approx. CZK 15,000 / EUR 530 / USD 740)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 15,000
Total Number of Shares 30
Location Delhi
Timeframe 2014
Progress Update

The tailoring classes are ongoing twice a week. The tailoring instructor also routinely helps the Rohingya refugees to access health care free of charge at a local hospital and assists with addressing various small and bigger emergencies at the settlement.

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