We wanted to update you, but first, thank you for contributing to this campaign! We’ve transferred the funds that we raised to Allison Joyce, the photo journalist working in Bangladesh, and she will be purchasing and delivering the goods to the boys and their family.
You may have read in the news that Myanmar, formerly Burma, has requested the return of all refugees in Bangladesh. This has created a lot of uncertainty and fear, of course, since the military has been accused of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
So far, no one in the camps has returned to the country.
Please keep Shamsul (8) and Jafar (11) in your prayers, and thank you again for your generosity and kindness.
– Lisa and Kelly
(map credit: BBC News)