Case Study - HRF Shelter - Sabekun Nahar

Enduring six years of hardship and displacement, Sabekun Nahar, a 25-year-old woman, intimately understands the harsh reality of not having a proper home. Her journey began as a child when their village fell victim to an attack by the Myanmar Army. Fleeing with her parents in search of a better life, they initially settled in Alikodom, Bandarbans, only to move again in 2017, this time to Rohingya camp 1E in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar.

In this tumultuous journey, Sabekun not only faced the challenges of displacement but also took on the responsibility of caring for her two children—a 9-year-old daughter and an infant son. The camp life brought forth a myriad of issues, ranging from security concerns to financial struggles. Managing proper accommodation for her family became a pressing necessity, with the well-being of her children at the forefront of her concerns.

Amid these challenges, a ray of hope emerged in the form of the shelter program led by Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha (GUSS). This initiative, aimed at providing suitable housing solutions, became a blessing for Sabekun and countless other Rohingya families. Through GUSS’s Shelter Project, a government-approved house was constructed for Sabekun Nahar—a place she could finally call “home.”

This transformation extends beyond Sabekun Nahar; it resonates with numerous Rohingya families who, thanks to GUSS’s Shelter Project, have found a sense of belonging in the Rohingya camp. In the face of displacement and uncertainty, the initiative not only addresses the immediate need for shelter but also contributes to restoring a sense of stability, dignity, and security for individuals and families who have endured the hardships of forced migration. GUSS’s commitment to providing tangible solutions underscores the importance of holistic support in rebuilding lives and fostering hope in adversity.