Over 680,000 people fleeing violence in Myanmar have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh since the outbreak of violence in August 2017.
Families have been forced to abandon their homes and leave everything behind to escape the violence. After walking for days, people are arriving hungry, sick and traumatised. Their lives have been turned upside down.
Every day new arrivals are coming into already overcrowded makeshift camps where they are in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water, and medical aid.
Monsoon season and the threat of violence loom over Rohingya children like Taslima. Their futures are at risk.
Taslima,10, saw her father being shot dead in the violence in Myanmar. She walked barefoot for five days to get to Bangladesh. She got her first pair of sandals from an ActionAid. It was 20 days after she reached Bangladesh.
Since August 2017, we’ve been on the ground in Bangladesh delivering a lifesaving humanitarian response to over 70,000 Rohingya refugees.
We are providing emergency food including rice and lentils, as well as clean drinking water. We have built toilets and bathing facilities, including ‘women and children’ private facilities so that they feel safe and comfortable using them.
But with monsoon season approaching monsoon season approaching better sanitation is desperately needed to help prevent the spread of disease.
By donating today, you will help us to reach even more families in need. Please give what you can.
Women and especially mothers have very specific needs and this is never more evident than during a humanitarian emergency.
That’s why ActionAid has built Women’s Safe Spaces in Cox’s Bazar – a centre where mothers can breastfeed in private, receive hygiene kits, emotional support, and access medical referrals. They can begin to envisage their future.