Rohingya Emergency Appeal

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Thousands of refugees are suffering with poverty, whilst struggling to live in refugee camps. You can help make a change.


Help save lives in Myanmar and Bangladesh today

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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Believe, and help the Rohingya people

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.

This Ramadan, help one of the most persecuted communities to mark Ramadan, and 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, and healthcare, and 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 people 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.
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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. We believe together we can ease their suffering.

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Myanmar The Situation

The Situation

On-going brutal crisis in Myanmar left hundreds of refugees, crying, shrieking and in dire need of food and emergency aid.

Myanmar How We Helped

How We Helped

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.

Myanmar The Result

The Result

Smiles embraced by individuals after hope had arrived. A sense of some contentedness after physical struggle and on-going mental torture.

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