OBAT Canada

In 2018, Orbis Canada received a matching pledge from OBAT Canada that will provide more than 1,300 eye surgeries, laser treatments and other sight-saving procedures to help ensure that no Rohingya man, woman or child loses their sight to a treatable or preventable condition.

The dire situation facing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is currently one of the world’s fastest growing refugee crises. Since August 2017, more than 700,000 men, women and children have risked their lives by sea or over land in a desperate attempt to escape violence, persecution, and the destruction of their villages.

Rohingya children in a refugee camp in Bangladesh wait to be screened

OBAT Canada is a non-profit organization committed to providing aid, support, education and economic empowerment to displaced, stranded and refugee populations residing in camps in Bangladesh.

In 2018, Orbis Canada received a matching pledge from OBAT Canada that will provide more than 1,300 eye surgeries, laser treatments and other sight-saving procedures to help ensure that no Rohingya man, woman or child loses their sight to a treatable or preventable condition.