In late August 2017, violent attacks forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh, in what quickly became the fastest growing refugee influx the world had seen in decades.
It's been two years since Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Myanmar. In recognition of this anniversary, we’re highlighting some of the most important milestones in the Rohingya refugee journey.
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in the western region of Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades. Since the beginning of the crisis, donors have supported UNHCR and its partners’ efforts to deliver critical assistance when vulnerable families needed it the most. Here are some of the ways donors have helped.
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades.
The UN Refugee Agency is working around the clock to help Rohingya refugees — but the needs are enormous and more desperate families arrive every day.
607,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Whole families, young mothers and unaccompanied children walk for days through jungles and mountains or brave dangerous voyages across the water.
Thousands of Americans made emergency donations to USA for UNHCR and rushed assistance to the frontlines of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
UNHCR is calling for renewed support and solutions for displaced and stateless Rohingya communities both within and outside of Myanmar today.
Desperate, persecuted families continue to arrive by the thousand in Bangladesh. This footage shows the scope of the Rohingya crisis.
Please take a moment and watch UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett share her experience meeting Rohingya refugee families. Witness how donor support is making a lifesaving difference on the ground.
Approximately 720,000 Rohingya children, women and men have fled to Bangladesh escaping violence in Myanmar since August 25, 2017.
Since August 25th, 582,000 Rohingya refugees have been forced from their homes by violence. They undertake difficult journeys to find safety in Bangladesh.
In the two minutes it will take you to complete this quiz, 60 people — parents, children, loved ones — will be forced to flee their homes. Test your knowledge about the Rohingya refugee crisis and learn more about how caring Americans are providing much needed humanitarian assistance.
With more than 900,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living inside the country, Ethiopia is home to the second largest refugee population in Africa.
Last August, I began hearing daily reports of violence against the Rohingya people and realized that the most significant thing I could do right now is to raise awareness and funds for the refugees fleeing the crisis.
Proposed relocation scheme for 160,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary would go a long way to address the refugee crisis.
A full-scale humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. More than 45,000 people fled to neighboring Sudan and another 100,000 have been internally displaced.
Sahera smiles as she sees green sprouts emerging from the soil. For her, it’s more than just the promise of fresh vegetables for her three children. It’s a reminder of home.
Rohingya refugees who have been trained as volunteer lifeguards are saving lives during climate emergencies like monsoons.
Since 2014, more than 3 million Iraqis have been displaced within the country and another 260,000 have been forced to flee to neighboring countries.
More than 6.6 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country since 2011 and another 6.7 million have been driven from their homes but remain trapped inside the country.
With a sturdy shelter to call home and the means to feed, clothe and care for her children, Alin is smiling again because she feels safe - for the first time in quite a while.
UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards' statement on the worsening refugee crisis in South Sudan
Nearly five years of violence have devastated the people of South Sudan. The crisis continues to be the fastest growing and largest in Africa.
Women refugees take up key roles as a community representatives, teachers and even road workers in Bangladesh.