While the beach at Cox’s Bazaar becomes more and more crowded with people this tourist season, very few know visitors know that there is a refugee camp not far from Bangladesh’s much-heralded beach paradise.
And the people at this camp need help. World Food Programme Volunteer Lindy Hogan writes:
As most of you know, I work with Burmese refugees who are living in
two camps near the Bangladesh-Burma border (approx 27,000 refugees). Recently a library has been established in each camp but the problem is that they hardly have any books in them!
So I’m writing to request for book donations. Any type of material would be useful – kids books, novels, educational materials, textbooks, magazines etc – so long as it is culturally appropriate.
English or Bengali, new or second hand is fine.
Thought I’d get this out as I know a few of you are coming down this way in the next couple of months – so you can leave books with me then.
Thanks for your help on this everyone.
World Food Programme
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
To contact Lindy, please write to her by e-mail letting her know of your visit: lindymay [AT] gmail.com.