“In the Nutrition Centre, I help tackle malnutrition in children under five. I screen them for malnutrition and provide information about nutrition to new mothers.
This support is essential for children in the Rohingya refugee community and we’re continuing this work during the pandemic, as well as distributing health supplies and food. Now, when I do my work, I also deliver awareness messages to the children’s parents on social distancing, hand washing, hygiene practice and wearing masks to protect the community.
The coronavirus pandemic poses a threat to everyone’s life. I think every little step and safety measure is significant to prevent the spread of the virus. Now that the virus has already entered Cox’s Bazar, we are reaching out to vulnerable people with essential support and information to minimise the virus’s potential impact on their lives.
Seeing the news updates definitely worries me, but these parents consider me their friend and rely on me to help prevent their children suffering from malnutrition. Being on the front line, it’s not the time to be afraid - it’s the time to fight against the virus.”