Rohingya Emergency Appeal

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Violence and persecution in Myanmar has forced thousands of people to flee to Bangladesh in fear of their lives. A second tragedy now emerges, as the deadly monsoon season hits.

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Help save lives in Myanmar and Bangladesh today

Myanmar's Rakhine State is home to the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. Over 900,000 Rohingya who were forced to flee their homes are now at risk of flooding, landslides and disease, as the monsoon season takes hold. You can help to protect Rohingya refugees’ lives and homes from the monsoon, today

Rohingya refugees have already endured so much hardship. After escaping violence and persecution in Myanmar last August, more than 900,000 refugees now live in overflowing camps in squalid conditions. Their make-shift shelters made from bamboo and tarpaulin are built on hills where living conditions are poor and the danger of flooding, landslides and disease is high.

Heavy showers, vicious winds and mudslides have already torn through the camps, washing away flimsy shelters, leaving families scrambling to regain protection with 12 people already dead.

Human Appeal have been working with the Rohingya refugee community since 2017, responding to the growing needs of the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The number of people in urgent need is rising daily and set to get increasingly worse over the monsoon period. Support us in providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, food, medical aid, shelter and emergency relief to those who desperately need it. Help protect the Rohingya today.

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Help the Rohingya people in desperate need

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

Every donation, whether large or small, makes a difference in the lives of vulnerable people. Since August 2017, we have helped a total of 77,601 Rohingya people in Myanmar and 61,250 people who fled to Bangladesh. As one of the first charities to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis, we have provided food, shelter, water, medicine, healthcare and additionally, created 10 child-friendly spaces.

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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