Rohingya Refugee Relief: What's Happening and How to Help
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.
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Thousands of people across Myanmar, are displaced, unable to return to their homes. Over 500,000 Rohingya civilians crossed in to Bangladesh to take refuge from Myanmar in recent weeks. There is a dire need of lifesaving healthcare as most of these refugees very sick from long travel, torture, physical and sexual abuse, malnutrition, infections and other ailments.
Rohingya from Rakhaine State - Myanmar became the biggest humanitarian crisis in the 21st Century. Since August, 2017 they have faced violence and been forced to leave everything behind. Until now, hundreds of thousands have fled their birthplace. The JAAGO Safe Haven Project (SHP) aims to support the physical and mental well-being of these disenfranchised children by providing them with a safe space where they can engage in regular childhood social experiences, learning and emotional healing.
Rohingya Muslims have been declared as one of the most persecuted ethnic communities by the United Nations. Half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled from their homeland and taken refuge in Bangladesh. They are languishing in camps without basic amenities of life. They need shelter, clothes,food and medicines. Their children are dying due to malnutrition.Customs Health Care society has already started relief activities for them. In coordination with GlobalGiving we intend to do more relief work.
ActionAid is coordinating response in Kutupalong-Balukhali, the world's largest refugee camp. We provide safe spaces for women and girls, food, emergency shelter, clean water, hygiene kits, and toilets, reaching more than 73,000 refugees. Our approach is all about supporting local leadership, women's rights, and advocacy for solutions to the crisis.
A total of 1.2 million Rohingya people have been affected by the crisis in Myanmar, which includes over 650,000 Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh since August 25. The sheer number of refugees has overwhelmed pre-existing refugee camps, with new arrivals seeking shelter anywhere they can find space. A total of 720,000 children - both from new arrivals in Bangladesh, existing Rohingyas and those in vulnerable host communities - are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,
Over half a million Rohingya refugees currently live in Bangladesh in the largest and most overcrowded refugee camp in the world. Among them are over 64,000 pregnant women who urgently need maternal health care. UNFPA is providing life-saving services to ensure every childbirth is safe. Help Rohingya refugee mothers deliver their babies safely by funding emergency birth kits and trained midwives to save the lives of mothers and their babies.
Since violence erupted in Rakhine State, Myanmar in August 2017, more than 750,000 vulnerable Rohingya people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh (including 400,000 children), where they are living in makeshift refugee camps. Concern is currently providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands Rohingya refugees in the Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh.
More than 700,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar since late August. In response to the evolving humanitarian crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, BRAC is providing clean water, sanitation, food, clothing, healthcare, education, protection, and more to the most vulnerable families. With hundreds of trained emergency response personnel, BRAC has already reached over a million people with at least one critical service - but more arrive each day. Help us reach more Rohingya families.
The Rohingya refugee crisis is unprecedented, more than half a million vulnerable people have crossed into Bangladesh and are living in tents without food, clean water or health care. OBAT is leading an alliance of local volunteers & executing a relief program to assist the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with their immediate needs. Known as the Humanitarian Assistance Program, this alliance is focusing on providing immediate need items, medical care as well as safe learning spaces for children.
Rohingya inhabitants of Rakhine State, mostly Muslims who are able to escape in Bangladesh coming from Myanmar. Planning, measuring, counting and coordinating to implement adequate service delivery in action on food, water-sanitation, health-rehabilitation and shelter. Employing more staff in the refugee campaign zone. Also by assisting Government in counting, providing inadequate first aid, food and shelter as well. Ukhiya and Technaf sub-districts under Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.
655,000 Rohingya have been displaced from their homes through systematic, brutal violence carried out with extreme prejudice by the Myanmar military with complete lack of remorse. Fleeing from certain torture and eradication they have been coming into Bangladesh in the thousands every day since the start of the Rohingya Crisis on 25 August, 2017. Though the Bangladesh government and many NGOs have taken strides towards addressing their urgent needs, it is not hold a candle to the demand.
Millions of refugee women are currently living in dire conditions in camps without basic everyday essentials like food, clothes and warmth. For these refugees, being a woman means that they are also deprived of feminine hygiene products to manage their period, which adds to the hardship. Global One is providing essential Dignity Kits complete with a menstrual cup/pack of sanitary towels, soap and shampoo to female Rohingya refugees.
Bruised and beaten, desperate and despairing, Rohingya refugees escape the violence of Myanmar and find themselves in a refugee camp the size of a city without enough food or water to sustain them all. In these squalid conditions, contamination and disease are rife and outbreaks are deadly. Help us fund ten medical clinics to service 250 patients per day. Just 2.50 will pay for a consultation and treatment.