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Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

by Concern Worldwide US
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Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
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Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Assist Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Summary

Since violence erupted in Rakhine State, Myanmar in August 2017, more than 900,000 vulnerable Rohingya people (including 500,000 children) have fled to the Cox's Bazar area of neighboring Bangladesh, now home to the world's largest refugee camp. Concern Worldwide provides lifesaving humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees each year, including nutrition services, health center support, shelter and sanitation supplies, and disaster risk reduction.

$30,000
total goal
$5,019
remaining
127
donors
1
monthly donor
4
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority group, have faced years of persecution in Myanmar, where deep-seated tensions between them and the Buddhist majority have fueled conflict for decades. Since August 2017, Myanmar's army has brutally cracked down on the Rohingya, forcing over 900,000 people to flee for their lives. They are in makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh and the government cannot handle the huge influx of people, many of whom arrive injured, malnourished, and with nothing.

Solution

We are responding with local partners, who have helped us reach tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees each year since 2017. Your support will enable 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.

Long-Term Impact

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 - livelihood support, home gardening supplies and training, and disaster risk reduction - 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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.concernusa.org
Concern responds to the Rohingya refugee crisis
5 Things to Know About the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Organization Information

Concern Worldwide US

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @concern
Project Leader:
Conner Purcell
New York, NY United States
$24,981 raised of $30,000 goal
 
215 donations
$5,019 to go
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