Photo d'un enfant dans le camp de réfugiés au Bangladesh
Projects - 24 August 2018


For more than 30 years, Bangladesh has been the second theater of the Rohingya crisis. Muslim minorities face repression and discrimination in their own country, Myanmar, resulting in their exile in Bangladesh, in the Cox’s Bazar region.

Since August 25th, 2017, more than 671,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh, an extremely rapid humanitarian crisis. In March 2018, more than 880,002 refugees were in the country, and more than 200,000 Rohingyas who were already in Bangladesh following the various waves of exile. This new population is living in existing refugee camps, but also in overcrowded makeshift camps such as schools, community centers, religious buildings and family homes.


We believe that reading, writing and access to information must be priorities for emergency assistance. To heal and rebuild, we must also be able to read and share one’s experience. Since 2010 in Haiti, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières intervenes on the grounds of humanitarian emergencies by militating for a better consideration of the intellectual needs – access to information, education, and cultural resources – of individuals in danger.

Faced with the situation in Bangladesh, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières has been in Bangladesh for an evaluation of needs and come up with a program to consolidate access to information, learning and cultural spaces in response to the Rohingya crisis. In order to learn more about a first potential response plan devised by BSF following its meetings with local partners, please click on the link below :



Atelier lecture avec Mots & Merveilles

« Illiteracy is Silent »

Projects - 19 September 2018

“It is important to talk about illiteracy. The more we talk about it, the more its taboos will be lifted, the more people will realize that they are not alone in this situation, and the more they will have knowledge of the existing answers.” Caroll Weidich 2.5 MILLION. That’s the number of people today who [...]

Photographique d'Ousman à Palerme

Ansou in Palermo: “When someone helps you, you want to thank him in return”

Projects - 25 July 2018

"They are not victims. They crossed a continent on foot, speak five or six languages, have very strong projects, are full of resources. It's very rare in Europe, 18 year olds who are also determined, motivated and forward-looking ..." Alessandra Sciurba Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Libya, Italy: Ansou's journey took five years. Five years [...]

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