Yes, you read it right. The story goes back to 2020 when WFP (World Food Programme) adopted a street dog named Foxtrot. Foxtrot was ill, homeless street dog at a time. He was in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh which is home to the world’s largest refugee camp. The people in Cox’s Bazar are Rohingya refugees who had to flee their homes in Myanmar because of violence in 2017. There is an ongoing operation to keep refugee’s camps as safe as possible from natural disasters, and making sure children get a nutritious start in life.
What does he do that make him so special?
You may wonder what a pup like him could have possibly done to help in an immense operation like that. Well, we all have skills to give back to the world and it turns out his are quite useful.
One of the jobs he liked the most was making sure no one gets too stressed out. Working in an emergency can take a lot out of a person, so when he saw someone who needed some stress relief, immediately he ran up to them with a toy in the mouth and pushed his head against their leg. Humans are actually pretty simple creatures, and it’s amazing how well this help in relieving any tension.
He always visits to all his colleagues in the camps to make sure their work was coming along smoothly.
He helps the kids to laugh and play at the camps. Whenever he visits, they all had loads of fun.
His most important job though? Reminding the world about the Rohingya people. He uses Instagram to tell the world the story of the Rohingya and the response to this crisis. They’ve been there for more than four years and it’s easy for people to forget that there are nearly 900,000 people living in a congested refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar.
Today, he’s an official mascot for a globally-recognized humanitarian organization in the World Food Programme. The peace prize winner for the 2020.