Cyclone and monsoon season threatens the lives of Rohingya refugees who escaped violence in Myanmar — but you can keep them safe. Your gift will provide tools and materials that will strengthen shelters to withstand the season's extreme weather.
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You can provide an emergency rescue kit to a thirsty, hungry and cold refugee. Simple items — a towel, thermal blanket, bottled water, an energy bar, dry clothing and shoes — are comforting lifelines during a time of great need.
Toothpaste. Soap. Laundry detergent. Access to these basic products is often taken for granted — but not by a family that was forced to flee. Your gift can provide household items to keep refugees healthy from disease — and restore their dignity.
Reinforced plastic tarps are not only inexpensive, lightweight and waterproof — when extreme weather hits, they are lifesaving. Your gift will provide tarps to reinforce a refugee family’s shelter against torrential rains and wind.
Khadija, her mother and two children sit outside of their new, weatherproofed shelter at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. After a landslide swept away their first shelter in a torrent of mud and rain, they were moved to a safe, flat area of the settlement. Having survived persecution and brutality in Myanmar, Khadija is relieved that her family has a safe place to call home. “This shelter is constructed very well,” she explained. “I can sleep easier here.”
Rohingya refugees carry plastic sheeting through a swelling river.
Rohingya refugees strengthen their shelters with bamboo, sheeting and other materials at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Thanks to generous American donors, UNHCR can provide residents with materials and tools to protect their shelters during monsoon season.
We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible to help refugees. The catalog items shown reflect periodic surveys of the countries UNHCR operates in and represent both the need and price of critical aid items. Although each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most.
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