The world has been witnessing a massive new wave of displacement of Rohingya fleeing violence acts in Myanmar, with numbers of refugees who reached Bangladesh since the end of August reaching over 390,000.
Exhausted, hungry, disoriented, tired, scared - the humanitarian needs of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh are enormous.
The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar who have faced discrimination and extreme poverty for decades. They have not been allowed to exercise their basic rights including the freedom to move, right to education, work and other social, civil and political rights. Rohingya fleeing violence attacks in Myanmar are now stateless refugees, making them even more vulnerable and adding more challenges to the search for solutions.
Rohingya refugees have been making long harsh journey’s to reach a safe haven, with many of them walking through jungles and mountains for several days, and thousands more who brave risky voyages across the Bay of Bengal.
The vast majority of which are women including mothers with newborn babies, and families with children. They arrive in poor condition, exhausted, hungry and desperate for shelter. The capacity of Bangladeshi refugee camps has been overwhelmed, and refugees are temporarily staying in makeshift shelters alongside roads. UNHCR has emptied its stockpiles in Bangladesh, and has been sending more aid from other stockpiles around the world. However, with the rate that the situation is unfolding, more support is urgently needed.
We are seeking your urgent support to help raise awareness on social media platforms about the plight of Rohingya refugees and drive humanitarian support for them. Any support is deeply appreciated. The donation's link is: https://donate.unhcr.org/gu-en/rohingya