Over 500,000 Rohingya refugees – mostly women and children – have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past few weeks. And numbers are increasing every day.
Violence in North Rakhine means that families are being forced to flee their homes. They have walked for days to cross the border into Bangladesh.
Photographed is the Uchiprang camp and surrounding areas in Cox’s Bazaar. Photographer’s Credit: Md. Sariful Islam/ActionAid
Most of the Rohingya refugees are women and children. And they are in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water and medical aid. Many people have injuries and are exhausted as they arrive in Bangladesh.
ActionAid is on the ground in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. We are providing food, clean drinking water, emergency shelter and hygiene kits. Hygiene kits include sanitary towels, soap and clean underwear. We are also building a women’s centre where mothers can breastfeed in private, receive hygiene kits, emotional support, and where needed access medical referrals.
- €35 could provide emergency shelter to keep a family safe at night time
- €50 could provide emergency food supplies such as rice, oil and sugar
- €145 could provide materials for an emergency latrine
Your gift today is urgently needed to support our response to this crisis. Please donate now to help make sure we can reach every person in need.