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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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.
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.
ActionAid is on the ground in Kutupalong-Balukhali, the world's largest refugee camp. We provide food, emergency shelter tarpaulins, clean water, hygiene kits, toilets, and safe spaces for women and girls, reaching more than 65,000 refugees so far. Our approach supports the leadership of our local Bangladeshi team, centers the rights of women and girls, and continues our decades of rights-based development work in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Since violence erupted in Rakhine State, Myanmar in August, close to 420,000 vulnerable Rohingya people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, where they are living in makeshift refugee camps. Concern is currently providing humanitarian assistance to 31,000 Rohingya refugees in the Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh, and we aim to scale up our response to reach an additional 78,000 people, primarily children, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women.
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.
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,
The Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh need food, shelter, clean water and medical aid, but they need more than that - they desperately need accurate information on how they can access these services and they need to know what is happening around them. Internews' Humanitarian Information Service is poised to make sure people know what help is available and where they can access it, to evaluate and interpret rumors, to ensure people affected by crisis are able to make informed choices.
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.
Artolution started working with refugees impacted by the Rohingya Refugee Crisis at the end of 2017. Lead artists and Artolution Co-Directors, Max and Joel, have traveled to the Balukhali refugee camps in Bangladesh, the largest camps in the world, among other camps, to create community art projects with refugees, as well as to bring joy and hope to the lives of children. Artolution was the first organization to bring community-based arts programming to the Balukhali camps.
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.
During the early hours of 25 August, violence erupted in Rakhine State when insurgents launched deadly ambushes on police posts. The resulting crossfire and security crackdown have triggered the mass movement of tens of thousands of people, most of whom are women and children. To date, an estimated more than 400,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh, including 200,000 children ages 4-14 years, based on consolidated field reports of aid agencies working in Cox's Bazar.
Since Aug. 25, 2017, more than 723,000 refugees -- mostly women and children -- have fled violence and are arriving in already overcrowded camps in Bangladesh. These families have nothing and are in urgent need of food, shelter, water, medical care, and emergency supplies. World Concern is responding by providing refugee families with vital aid that includes food rations, shelter materials, hygiene kits, cooking fuel, psychosocial support, child protection, and training to prevent disease.
On December 13th, fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar Army forced residents of several villages in Rakhine State to flee their homes. The fighting has intensified in the last few days. Two of these communities, Kyaukse' Taung and Pyinnya Gyi, have participated in GHNI sponsored TCD training this year. Tragically, in Kyaukse, Taung village, the local committee had completed their first seed project only days before the fighting forced them to leave.
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.
Diabetes is a life-long disease. If not taken care of properly, it causes severe diseases like arrhythmia, hypertension, blindness, etc. It is spreading all over the world so quickly that WHO announced it an epidemic. On the contrary, the motto of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh is to provide diabetes care to all who are living in Bangladesh, free of cost. So it has taken up a plan to set up a Center in Rohingya refugee camp to provide diabetes care to RR so that they can live a normal life.