A Refugee Crisis Unlike Any Other
Mark Lowcock, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator calls it "the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world and one of the most heart-rending." The exodus of the Ronghiya minority from their home in the Rakhine state in Myanmar to Bangladesh is becoming a humanitarian crisis with more than half a million refugees streaming across the borders.
Rohingya ethnic minority people fleeing to the Bangladesh side of the border, near Cox's Bazar's Kutupalang area, Thursday, September 14, 2017.Ahmed Salahuddin/NurPhoto/Getty Images
As makeshift camps swell with more migrants, conditions in Bangladesh is becoming more difficult. People are living in overcrowded settlements where food rations, water and sanitation are at breaking point.
Rohingya children stretch their hands out to receive food distributed by locals at the Kutupalong makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (AP)
Your Help is Needed
We are urging you to stand with the Ronghiya refugees through your generousity. Your donation will help provide immediate assistance to those who need it the most. The emergency assistance will primarily be focused on child protection, shelter, food, water and sanitation. We will be coordinating the resources generated to organizations working on the ground who are helping the Bangladeshi government and other government-sanctioned institutions to properly respond to the needs of the refugees for food, health facilities, care providers, and more.
We believe we can only do so much by working together as friends - across borders, race, gender, political affiliation and beliefs. We are commited to our work and we shall provide regular updates and full accounting of your giving.