Rohingya Emergency - November 2016
An estimated 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have been displaced. The number is rising. They need your help, fast.
The Rohingya people are in the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Escalating violence has already caused the death of at least 86 people, and up to 30,000 people have been forced out of their homes.
Treated worse than animals, this dehumanisation of the Rohingya people has become ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Human rights violations and destruction are rife, with women raped, children abused and villages burned to the ground.
There is a mass exodus from the country as people flee for their lives, facing perilous journeys to do so. Dozens of refugees, including children, are missing and presumed dead after a boat sank this month, as Rohingya Muslims were forced to risk everything to escape this brutal persecution.
Far from home and afraid for their lives, most are now dependent on aid for all their basic needs – food, water, shelter and medical care.
There is currently a media blackout on the situation, but according to Al Jazeera a number of Rohingya refugees have been shot while trying the flee the violence. They report: “Aid workers, camp residents and authorities in Bangladesh estimated that at least 500 Rohingya had fled Myanmar since the recent attacks.”
Our teams are on the ground in places like Sittwe, Burma, delivering life-saving essential aid to those in the camps. We’re providing food, hygiene and sanitation items, and clean water. We're also rebuilding shelters that have been destroyed or damaged.
Please donate now to help the Rohingya refugees.
“And whoever saves one life, it is as if they had saved mankind entirely.”
[Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:32]
Our food packs contain nutritional items like pasta, rice, sugar and chickpeas and can support families for an entire month.
Simple things such as hygiene and sanitation items, clothes and blankets can make a big difference to the health of refugees.
Reliable access to a safe source of clean water is vital for survival.
Give a family warmth, security and protection by providing them with shelter.
Each shelter can house eight families, providing warmth, security and protection.
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