PROJECTS

THE ROHINGYA MISSION

NOV 2017 

 

The Rohingya known as the world’s  most persecuted minority, are a majority Muslim ethnic group who live in the state of Rakhine of Buddhist Myanmar for centuries. Despite this, they have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since 1982. Rakhine, is one of the poorest states in the country, with poor sanitation, education, healthcare and a lack of basic services. They have restricted rights to study, work travel, marry, practice their religion  and access health services. The Rohingya are not allowed to leave Rakhine without the permission of the government. Decades of reported violence, rape, torture, murder and arson have forced the Rohingya to flee to neighbouring countries, like Bangladesh by land or by boat.

 

More than 600,00 Rohingya have been forced to flee to Bangladesh since August 2017, majority of them being women and children. They have been walking through jungles, mountains and rivers to escape the persecution and to reach safety.  They is an urgent requirement for relief for the thousands that are arriving.

 

Iqbal Ahmed has now visited the most heavily affected areas of Bangladesh on 2 occasions to offer his own personal relief and support. He was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Rohingya suffering without basic needs such as shelter, clean water and basic sanitation. The journey to Bangladesh, have left many in poor health, especially the elderly and young children. Many women are pregnant  with no medical attention, prone to infection. These conditions are not safe or acceptable.   

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ROHINGYA 

Fundraising

Gala Dinner 2018

"United Kingdom"

On Sunday 13th May 2018, Iqbal Bros Foundation organised a Gala Dinner at Vermilion, Manchester United Kingdom. This event attracted 600 guests including entrepreneurs and MPs from all over UK and together we raised £200,000. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that attended and who donated generously.

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ROHINGYA 

Gala Dinner 2018

"Bangladesh"

On Saturday 26th May 2018, Iqbal Bros Foundation organised a Gala Dinner at the Gulshan Club's Lamda Room, Dhaka Bangladesh. This event attracted the influential entrepreneurs and MPs of Bangladesh, to create awareness in the country. Attendees included Faruk Khan MP (Former Commerce Minister), Rahmot Ullah MP, Imran Ahmed MP, Aheya Chowdhury MP, Gill Atkinson (acting British High Commissioner), CEO of HSBC Bank Francois de Maricourt, CEO of Standard Charter Bank Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Head of Trade and Investment Benjamin Cutmore, MP Afzal Khan MP (Shadow Immigration Minister), Amjad Bashir MEP, Aneel Musarat (Entrepreneur) and his team. Altogether 100 guests attended.

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THE ROHINGYA MISSION

MAY 2018

 

The Myanmar Rohingya Refugee crisis has been on going since 1992, however over the last year it has drastically increased with over a million fleeing terror from Myanmar soldiers into neighbouring Bangladesh's Cox Bazar.

 

On Sunday 27th May 2018 Iqbal Bros Foundation organised and distributed 7 trucks of food relief to the 1000s of Rohingya refugees at camp Ukhya Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

The team included, Iqbal Ahmed OBE, Bangladeshi singer Akhi Alamgir, Ambassador Ashab Uddin Major General RTD , Manzur Iqbal, Rezvi Ahsan, Afzal Khan MP Shadow Immigration Minister, Architect Zakir Hossain Zia Ul Hoque and a further team of 20 Volunteers .

 

We would the International Major Country Governments to see the extent of this catastrophe to humanity and urge them to take notice and help these vulnerable people. They are Myanmar people who have been driven out for economic motives and ethnic cleansing. They have taken refuge in Bangladesh.

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WINTER BLANKETS 

Sylhet

"Bangladesh"

On 26 January 2018, Iqbal Bros Trustee, Kamal Ahmed visited his childhood Sylhet village Shiraj Nagar, to hand out blankets for the elderly.

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WINTER BLANKETS 

Sylhet 2018

"Bangladesh"

On 26 January 2018, Iqbal Bros Trustee, Kamal Ahmed visited his childhood Sylhet village Shiraj Nagar, to hand out blankets for the elderly.

Burunga Iqbal Ahmed High School 2019 

"Bangladesh"

Burunga Iqbal Ahmed High School of Osmani Nagar Thana in Balaganj  has already turned into an established name in the fields of education in Sylhet.  Now around 1400 pupils are studying there.  


Since this institution has added higher secondary to it activities, Iqbal Ahmed OBE got involved in its managing board.  Since his involvement he has been providing financial help generously so that the standard of teaching can be improved, the structural development can be obtained and a provision of sports and extra curriculum activities can be secured.

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Campaign: Vision | Sylhet | December 2019

"Bangladesh"

Iqbal Bros Foundation organised a two day charitable event at Iqbal Ahmed

OBE's childhood village in West Shiraj Nagar, where there are is high poverty 

and a shortage of medical resources.

 

IBF focused on providing eye treatment in the under developed area of Sylhet, Bangladesh, providing free eye treatment, medicine and glasses.

Approximately 1200 people had their eyes treated with 120 people having successful cataract operations. At the same time IBF kindly donated winter blankets to the needy. The people were very happy and overwhelmed.

We are very proud in successfully completing this mission and like to thank all those involved, especially to the volunteers from Burunga Iqbal Ahmed High School.

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