Over 900,000 Rohingya children, women and men have been forced to escape violence in Myanmar by fleeing to Bangladesh.
They have walked for days through jungles and mountains, or braved dangerous sea voyages across the Bay of Bengal. As they arrive exhausted, hungry, sick and in need of protection, UNHCR has been on the ground in Bangladesh leading the emergency response efforts by distributing urgently-needed supplies such as tents, blankets, sleeping mats and solar lamps.
Now with monsoon season, recent days of continuous rain in Bangladesh have destroyed 600 shelters and affected over 24,000 people in the Cox’s Bazar settlements where more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live.
Thousands of families are at grave risk of landslides, floods and substantial damage of thier shelter. They are also increasingly prone to health risks such as malaria and the spread of diarrheal diseases through the potential contamination of water.
Please make an emergency gift to provide life-saving aid like tents, tarpaulins, rope, steel pegs, monsoon kits and water decontamination tablets.