Project information

Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Help vulnerable Rohingya people who desperately need food, water and shelter.

Ongoing

Charity information: Christian Aid

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  • Need

    Need

    A fresh outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including nearly 500,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives. Many displaced people have not received regular assistance for days, and are in desperate need of food supplies, clean water and medical care. Recent flooding is making the situation worse affecting makeshift camps and forcing people to move to other areas.

    Solution

    Those fleeing to the border have walked for miles, and for days on end. They have no money for food or shelter. Many mothers are escaping with newborn babies. With limited medical facilities, people are sick and at risk of serious disease.

    We will help vulnerable displaced people in Myanmar and Bangladesh with essential supplies – food, clean water and shelter – to survive these horrific conditions.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Help all affected communities in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

    Activities

    » Provide food, clean water, healthcare and shelter to over 23,000 people.

    We will support all communities displaced by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, and Rohingya Muslims who have fled across the border into Bangladesh.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We will provide food, clean water and shelter to over 23,000 people.

    £26 could provide one family with food for 15 days.
    £104 could provide four families with food.

    £5 could provide a family with a hygiene kit, including soap and disinfectant.
    £50 could provide ten families with hygiene kits.

    £21 could provide one family with materials to build a shelter (tarpaulin, ground sheets and rope).
    £104 could provide urgently needed shelter for five families.

    Risk

    The situation has worsened, with recent flooding affecting makeshift camps and forcing people to move to other areas. We must act now to support the affected communities.

    Reporting

    Donors can find updates at caid.org.uk/rohingya

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 Food/Sanitation/Shelter We will provide with essential supplies – food, clean water and shelter.
  • Background

    Location

    A fresh outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including nearly 500,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives. Reports arrive daily of more horrific violence in Myanmar, with entire villages burned. Neighbourhoods have become like ghost towns.

    Beneficiaries

    Nearly 500,000 Rohingya people have fled for their lives across the border into Bangladesh. Many displaced people from northern Rakhine remain in the country, surviving in camps. Supplies are dwindling and families are in desperate need of food supplies, clean water and medical care.
    We will support all communities displaced by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, and Rohingya Muslims who have fled across the border into Bangladesh.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Christian Aid has been working with local partners in Myanmar and Bangladesh to provide shelter, food, water and sanitation. Permission to work in refugee camps in Bangladesh has until now been limited to a handful of agencies, but authorities in Bangladesh are now willing to accept further NGO support. We are working with authorities in both countries to secure permission to work with affected groups. We have the networks and expertise to act quickly in an emergency and we are a DEC member.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Christian Aid

    Humanitarian Team