Project information

Myanmar Refugee Crisis Appeal

Over 400,000 people have fled to Bangladesh to escape horrific violence in Myanmar and are in urgent need of safe shelter, health services and protection.

CARE is already delivering hot meals to refugees and is providing treatment for the severely malnourished but needs urgent help to do more.

October 2017 - October 2018

Charity information: CARE International UK

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  • Need


    Thousands of Rohingya families are fleeing in terror and are facing desperately grim conditions as they cross the border to Bangladesh.

    Most of the refugees, around 80%, are women and children. They have walked for days, are hungry, exhausted, and often traumatised. Many are still sleeping in fields and on muddy paths. They have nowhere else to go. They left their homes in fear of their lives and are now struggling to meet their most basic needs.


    CARE has already begun an immediate response to the Myanmar Refugee Crisis. As a start, CARE is distributing cooked food, providing treatment for the severely malnourished and mobile health clinics for women and children.

    But there is a desperate need to provide more food, drinking water, a safe place to sleep and medical help. A major focus of CARE's work will be to work with women and girls to ensure their health and safety.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Providing emergency relief and long term assistance to people fleeing their homes in Myanmar.


    » CARE will provide emergency food, drinking water, a safe place to sleep, medical help and protection for women and girls.

    What success will look like

    Success will be no outbreaks of disease in the refugee camps, minimising the impact on women and girls and setting them and their families on a path to a hopeful future.

  • Impact


    CARE monitors the refugee situation closely. Depending on the situation and need, teams are ready to respond. CARE plans to support refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh as long as they need assistance.


    CARE is concerned that the ongoing rains will further worsen the situation. People need to build more stable shelter as soon as possible. CARE is distributing temporary shelter items including tarps and rope as well as other necessities such as candles and matches, clothes, blankets, and kitchen items to help with this.


    CARE will provide updates in our twice yearly newsletter, on our website and by email. If you have any specific questions about our response, please call our Supporter Care team on 020 7091 6100.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Crisis Response Response to the refugee crisis where it is needed most.
  • Background


    This project will support people who have fled their homes in Myanmar and are seeking refuge in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.


    CARE aims to meet the immediate life saving needs of more than 150,000 refugees until the end of the year.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CARE has been working in Bangladesh’s southeast region (including Cox’s Bazar) for 10 years. In the last five years our emergency response teams have supported more than 90,000 disaster-affected households in the region with food, household items, shelter, emergency cash support, and water, sanitation and hygiene support.

    CARE puts women and girls at the centre of everything we do because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Zia Choudhury

    Country Director CARE Bangladesh

CARE responds to refugee crisis in Bangladesh


could buy a 15 day food pack for a family of 5 people

In 20 years of working with refugees across the world, these are some of the worst conditions I have seen. I am fearful that conditions are perfect for an epidemic, and then we will have a second disaster

Zia Choudhury