The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority group, have faced years of persecution in Myanmar. Deep-seated tensions between them and the Buddhist majority have fueled conflict for years, and Myanmar's government considers them to be illegal immigrants. Since August, Myanmar's army has brutally cracked down on the Rohingya, and 420,000 people have fled the country. They are in makeshift refugee camps, and Bangladesh's government cannot handle the huge influx of people, many of whom are injured.
We are responding through local partners, who are providing assistance to 31,000 people, with plans to help an additional 78,000. Your support will help us to provide food, shelter, and nutritional support to the displaced Rohingya families. We will also provide water, sanitation and hygiene, including safe drinking water to prevent water borne diseases such as cholera. Emergency food supplies include rice, oil, and beans, and emergency shelter kits include tarpaulins, tools, and blankets.
While Concern's immediate focus is to respond to the most urgent needs of the Rohingya refugees, we always work with an eye towards sustainability. Through these activities, Concern is working to strengthen the resilience of Rohingya refugees so they can protect their families while retaining their dignity and hoping for productive lives in the future.
Concern responds to the Rohingya refugee crisis