How was the Beginning?
Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar
This app has direct connection with the Rohingya camp. Unicef took the help of a development team at Riseup Labs to create an app and give it a strong place in their existing system. But before going into all that, you should know the main context of the application development.
Context of U-Report Application
In August 2017, around 7 Lakh Rohingya refugees came into Bangladesh. 55% of the 910,908 refugees are children, based on the UNHCR1 Population Factsheet. On the other hand, 42% of them are adults and 3% elderly.
The number of adolescents in this scene is the highest- 120,000. They are in a seriously bad state. They are not authorized to work and moreover, they are dependent on the support of the government and humanitarian aid.
An expected 95 percent of youth and adolescents need education or training openings. Only learning opportunities can make them capable so that they can stand on their own feet, to do something for their families. The U-Report application is playing a huge role in this.