EU Living Magazine v6 English - Page 27

Wellness Advocate Partner Projects Hope Humanitarian Since August 2017, an estimated 12,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This traumatised and displaced population currently live in terrible conditions; they lack adequate food, water, sanitation, medical care and access to necessary opportunities and resources. Approximately 51% of these refugees are women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by the refugee crisis due to their vulnerable and marginalised status in Rohingya communities. Cultural, gender-based violence and discrimination are perpetuated, even exacerbated among refugee populations, making the camps particularly dangerous for Rohingya women. Furthermore, women are not allowed to work outside the camp and there are very few opportunities for earning money within the camp. This lack of income opportunity has left many women unemployed and frustrated. To help these women improve their circumstances, Blue Diamond Ashlee Miller worked with Hope Humanitarian and dōTERRA Healing Hands ™ to collect donations that were used to support these refugees. The money from this campaign is being used to establish and outfit a women’s skill centre for these refugees in Bangladesh. The skill centre will be critical in helping them to improve their situation by teaching the women tailoring skills and providing education about how to support themselves using their newly acquired skills. For more inspiring stories of Wellness Advocate Partner Projects and additional information about how to partner with us to bring your own passion project to life, visit: / 27