Refugees have fled Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh in order to escape brutal persecution.
Monsoons increase risk
200,000 refugees living on hillsides prone to landslides and flooding are in urgent need of relocation.
The largest in the world
The Kutupalong refugee settlement is the largest in the world, and home to some 600,000 Rohingya refugees.
The Rohingya are a stateless, mostly Muslim minority who have traditionally lived in Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands were forced to flee their homes in August 2017 when violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, including the burning of entire Rohingya villages. The United Nations has described the Rohingya “as the most persecuted minority in the world.” Eighty percent of Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh are women and children, including newborns.
UNHCR is on the ground in Bangladesh aiding Rohingya refugees, but resources are stretched too thin. Your gift will offer hope for a safe future.
Preparing Rohingya shelters for monsoon rains
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: The Facts
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees line up for a hot meal in Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox's Bazar Bangladesh.
Thousands of latrines have been built to protect against public health issues such as diarrhea and a series of shallow and deep tube wells have been constructed to ensure access to clean water.