Years of strife and conflict between the ethnic minority Rohingya people of Rakhine state in Myanmar and the forces of the Burmese government have escalated since 2016. The military has been accused of gross human rights violations leading the United Nations to levy charges of ethnic cleansing and possible crimes against humanity. Amidst the conflict, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing their homes in search of safety in Bangladesh. These refugees face hunger, malnutrition, infection, disease, and other medical ailments, and desperately need access to healthcare and other lifesaving support.
Each of the projects below will support Rohingya refugee relief efforts led by GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners. This list of responding organizations and their recovery projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.
We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, your donations have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.