Myanmar's Rakhine State is home to the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. Survivors of the Rohingya crisis say they have witnessed villages being burned, people killed in front of their own children, and women and girls being raped. We need your support to help our refugees recover from such hurtful scenes. You can help improve their livelihood in refugee camps today.
Today, around 900,000 people have fled the Rakhine State for Bangladesh. They often arrive traumatised, or with injuries from gunshots, shrapnel, fire and landmines. The refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, are now some of the most densely populated areas in the world. They often lack access to clean water and sanitation facilities, food, shelter and healthcare.
You can help us to assist survivors in Myanmar, and support those who have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Your help can go a long way, assisting those mentally and physically affected from such brutality.
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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.
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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, and healthcare, and created 10 child-friendly spaces.
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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.
On-going brutal crisis in Myanmar left hundreds of refugees, crying, shrieking and in dire need of food and emergency aid.
The environment was chaotic with injured and unwell people in despair. We raced to distribute food and emergency aid to these vulnerable people in the refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Smiles embraced by individuals after hope had arrived. A sense of some contentedness after physical struggle and on-going mental torture.