Rohingya Emergency Appeal

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Violence and persecution in Myanmar has forced thousands of people to flee to Bangladesh. But uncertainty about the future grips those living in the world’s largest refugee settlement.


Help save lives in Myanmar and Bangladesh

“Whoever removes a grief from a believer from amongst the sorrows of this life, Allah will remove a grief from him amongst the sorrows of the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Muslim)

£70 provides a family of five with enough nutritious food to keep them nourished for one whole month.

£100 provides a vulnerable family with food, clean water and basic medical supplies.

£300 will allow us to reconstruct, re- roof or renovate a damaged and unsafe shelter for one Rohingya family.

The Rohingya people have faced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Myanmar. In 2017, a wave of unimaginable persecution forced 700,000 Rohingya people into Bangladesh.

Today, displaced Rohingya people face state restrictions; they are prohibited from visiting neighbours, walking to the market or playing in public spaces.

With your help, we will be reconstructing, renovating or re-roofing the shelters of 1,768 displaced people, so that they can live in secure and dignified spaces. After carefully assessing the damage and degradation of two camps in Sittwe, we will be reconstructing eleven shelters, as well as re-roofing 45 and 75% of shelters in the two camps respectively.

Many people are traumatized by what they endured; entire villages being burned to the ground, families separated and killed, women and girls abused.

Help us to remove grief for families that have endured unspeakable brutality and degradation. Help us to reconstruct shelters in Myanmar today.

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Rohingya children and families desperately need our help

Human Appeal has been supporting the Rohingya people since 2014. Through our local partners, we were one of the first to respond to the crisis in Rakhine State as well as in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

You can help one of the most persecuted communities and allow them to recover from devastating horrors.

Human Appeal's work in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Since the Rohingya crisis began in August 2017, we have provided vital aid to 77,601 Rohingya people in Myanmar and 61,250 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. We have supported 15,000 refugees with temporary shelters, food parcels and medical care, and a further 17,000 through the installation of latrines, water supply and bathing areas.

Last year, in Myanmar, our work included providing emergency food to 24,500 people in Rakhine State and supplying winter clothes, mattresses and food to over 8,000 people in Sittwe.

Your donations have:

  • Assisted 103,440 people in Bangladesh and 88,601 people in Myanmar.
  • Provided food parcels to 97,501 Rohingya people.
  • Established two medical camps, providing healthcare to around 15,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.
  • Provided water and sanitation facilities to refugees in Cox’s Bazar for over 20,000 people.
  • We provided 500 families in northern Rakhine state with nutritional support, and fed more than 5,500 people in the Sittwe Township.
  • Provided more than 10,000 people with food packages, hygiene kits and other essential items in Maung Daw and Sittwe

  • Provided emergency relief to 37,014 people across 14 villages in Buthiadung.
  • Supported 15,000 refugees with temporary shelters, food parcels and medical care.
  • Provided 2,400 Rohingya refugees hit by Cyclone Mora in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong with nutritious food.
  • 10,500 people fed in Myanmar, and 12,279 fed in Bangladesh during last year’s Ramadan and Qurbani.
  • Provided blankets, mosquito nets, reduced carbon ovens and briquettes to 6,000 refugees in the Jamtola, Hakimpara, Nambalia and Kutupalong camps.

Though our response to the Myanmar crisis is ongoing and we are closely monitoring the situation in Bangladesh's refugee camps, we need your support to save even more lives. Donate to our Rohingya Emergency Appeal

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Sara's Story

Tragically, last year, Sara’s community was destroyed by the military. Her relatives were killed, young girls were kidnapped and homes were burnt to the ground.

It took 12 days for Sara to reach the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, what happened to her en route was horrific. As she waited for the ferry, a group of men with guns ordered Sara to hand over her gold necklace. They snatched it from her then assaulted her. Sara doesn’t remember what happened next, only that she was set free at around 6pm. She was bleeding. Her nails were broken. Her hair had been pulled out. Her legs were so badly injured that she was unable to walk properly.

As she had been separated from her family, Sara thought she would never survive, but another family took her to the hospital where she collapsed and went into a coma. She later found out she had been raped.

Sara now has constant nightmares. Life in the refugee camp is hell. She is without adequate food or shelter. She is in pain even when she breathes. She cries all the time and longs to be reunited with her family.

Tragically, violence against women increase during disasters and displacement. Together we can ease their suffering.

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