Project information

EMERGENCY APPEAL for people fleeing Myanmar

To help the hundreds of thousands fleeing their homes in Myanmar and in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food.

Ongoing crisis


  • Need


    Since 25th August 2017, hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, with the majority seeking refuge in Bangladesh.

    More than 607,000 people, mostly Rohingya women and children, are in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food as they arrive exhausted and traumatised in overflowing camps and settlements in Bangladesh.


    Bangladesh has announced plans to build a camp to host the influx of people, but emergency relief is needed now to provide shelter, clean water and washing facilities, as well as food and basic supplies for people who fled their homes with nothing.

    DEC member charities are supporting relief efforts on both sides of the border and, with more funds, they can respond to the growing needs of those affected by the crisis, including communities in Bangladesh and Myanmar hosting them.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide urgent relief to those affected by the humanitarian crisis caused by violence in Myanmar.


    » Provision of temporary shelter, emergency healthcare, food, clean drinking water and sanitation services, such as latrines and hygiene kits.

    What success will look like

    Emergency relief provided for hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Myanmar.

  • Impact


    Scaling up of humanitarian assistance will prevent people from dying from spread of disease and ensure the protection of family livelihoods.


    The scale of relief required is vast as this crisis sees one of the fastest movements of people in recent decades. This crisis is unfolding in a country that is already reeling from the worst floods in decades and the risk of disease is alarmingly high.


    Email communications to update on the funding situation for the Emergency appeal for people fleeing Myanmar.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Humanitarian Urgently required food, water and medical treatment.
  • Background


    Money raised will support people fleeing Myanmar as well as their host communities in Bangladesh.


    500,000 people, mainly Rohingya women and children arriving in Bangladesh in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The DEC is an impartial humanitarian fundraising organisation which brings together a unique alliance of 13 of the UK's leading aid agencies. It launches appeals in response to the biggest international crises, when a joint appeal is the best way to ensure funds are swiftly raised and efficiently used.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    James Winterkorn

    Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager


Shelter - could provide emergency shelter for one family