With the violence in Myanmar escalating, many terrified Rohingya families have, and continue to flee to Bangladesh for safety. Cox’s Bazar camp in Bangladesh is now incredibly crowded and conditions are extremely poor with fluctuating weather worsening conditions. Below, find out how we are helping those affected by the Rohingya humanitarian emergency and how you can help the Rohingya.
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About The Rohingya Emergency
The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. The extreme violence the Rohingya are experiencing in Myanmar has been ongoing with hundreds of thousands having already fled prior to the escalation in violence in 2017. In an already crowded space, the number of people fleeing recent violence has tripled in a short space of time.
With stories of horrifying violence, many families, already traumatised, travel exhaustingly long distances by foot to get to the Cox’s Bazar camp. Many arrive with absolutely nothing with a high number of children arriving alone having been separated from their families amongst the chaos. Accounts from refugees
describe the horrifying events that countless people, including innocent children, have been subjected to.
How Can We Help The Rohingya?
Currently, one of the fastest-growing humanitarian emergencies in the world, we have teams on the ground in the Cox’s Bazar camp (that have been there since 2012) providing vital life-saving essentials & services.
Our teams are working hard to provide desperately needed aid including:
- Food and clean water
- Emergency clinics providing life-saving healthcare
- Shelter and hygiene kits
- Spaces where children can play, recover and continue learning
- 24-hour protection for children who have been separated from their families and help to reunite those families
Donate To Support Our Rohingya Humanitarian Emergency Relief
Donations enable us to continue to support the significantly increasing number of those affected by the Rohingya emergency. To support our aid efforts, make a single donation
today or become a monthly giver.
To help save the lives of children and their families affected by the Rohingya humanitarian emergency.