The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar has now exceeded a million, a crisis the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. On September 13th UN Secretary General António Guterres said that the crisis involving the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state had become “catastrophic”.
Many of those escaping the horrific violence to neighbouring Bangladesh are from the Rohingya, an ethnic minority of around 1.1M Muslims. These desperate refugees in Bangladesh urgently need water, food, medicine, sanitation and shelter.
MWF is on the ground in Cox’s Bazar providing emergency help to thousands. We now need your help more than ever before. Donate now to our Emergency Appeal to help those who have lost everything. Your generous donation will help us deliver, clean water, emergency food, oral medicine, medical treatment, shelter, vocational training and access to education.