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Project information

CAFOD Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Thousands of refugee families have fled to Bangladesh from conflict in Myanmar. Your help is needed so that we can urgently provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to people in desperate need.
Together we must do all that we can to save lives.

October 2017 - February 2018

Charity information: CAFOD

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  • Need


    Hundreds of thousands of refugee families have arrived in Bangladesh because of conflict in neighboring Myanmar. The UN has described this as the most urgent refugee crisis in the world.

    Many refugees have walked for days to arrive in the Cox's Bazar region and have arrived with nothing. Families are in urgent need of the basics – shelter, water, food and medical care.


    CAFOD partner Caritas Bangladesh is already on the ground working hard to get aid to refugee families. Please donate today and help provide shelter, food and water.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Emergency shelter


    » Providing emergency shelter to refugees sleeping in the open air or in makeshift camps along the side of the road.

    What success will look like

    The number of families given emergency shelter

    Aim 2

    Emergency water


    » Getting clean, safe water to refugee families who have arrived with nothing.

    What success will look like

    The number of people reached with clean water

    Aim 3

    Emergency food


    » Providing food supplies to refugee families who have arrived with nothing.

    What success will look like

    The number of people given emergency food

    Aim 4

    Emergency healthcare


    » Giving urgently needed medical care to mothers, babies and families.

    What success will look like

    The number of people treated for health problems

  • Impact


    This appeal is for emergency aid, to reach people as quickly as possible. CAFOD will continue working in the area and will support communities for the long term, so that they can recover fully.


    We are constantly assessing the risks for this project, and working to minimise anything that could jeopardise our work.


    Donors who choose to hear from us will be updated by email or mail. You can keep up to date with the latest news and sign up to our monthly updates on our website: cafod.org.uk/News/Latest-news
    Follow us on social media for updates - facebook.com/CAFOD and twitter.com/CAFOD

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500,000 Emergency relief Giving people in desperate need emergency shelter, food and water, healthcare and sanitation.
  • Background


    Over 800,000 people have fled into Bangladesh from conflict in Myanmar. An estimated half a million of these refugees have arrived since the end of August.


    We are getting urgent aid to those who need it the most.
    People have arrived in Bangladesh with nothing and are in desperate need of the basics. Donations to this appeal will provide shelter, food, clean water, healthcare and sanitation to the most vulnerable people.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our experienced partner, Caritas Bangladesh, is already on the ground and ready to provide emergency aid in the Cox's Bazar region.

    Read more about our work at

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Matthew Carter

    Matthew is CAFOD's Head of Emergency Response, overseeing our response to the crisis.


£30 can provide emergency shelter for one family sleeping in the open air or a makeshift camp.

“Every donation will have an impact on the frontline of this crisis, literally making the difference between life and death over the coming weeks."

Chris Bain, CAFOD Director