Christian Aid launches Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Christian Aid launches Rohingya Crisis Appeal  (Click to enlarge)

Christian Aid launches Rohingya Crisis Appeal


Posted on Tuesday 26 September 2017
Escalating violence in Myanmars Rakhine State in late August 2017 has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives.

As of 19 September, more than 400,000 people had crossed the border into Bangladesh and unknown numbers remain displaced in Myanmar. As villages in Myanmar continue to be destroyed, figures are expected to rise, with up to 15,000 people crossing the border each day. 

Those fleeing to the border have walked for miles, and for days on end. They have no money for food or shelter. Many mothers are escaping with new-born babies. With limited medical facilities, people are sick and at risk of serious disease. 

Shajida (pictured below) arrived with her husband and three children at Kutupalong, they moved to Thangkhail, where they built a small shelter with sheets of tarpaulin and bamboo poles. When we talked to them, they had been unable to sleep because the heavy rain of the night before had muddied the thin plastic sheet that made up their shelter floor. Though it was already afternoon, Shajida’s children had not yet eaten a meal that day. (Credit: Christian Aid/Rozana Majumdar & Umme Khadiza). 

Please use Christian Aid’s prayers, make a donation, or call 0870 078 7788 to order emergency envelopes and hold a church collection to raise money for our Rohingya Crisis Appeal to help vulnerable Rohingya people fleeing violence.

 

Learn more visit our appeal page. 

 

For more information contact Pam Richardson, Regional Coordinator for Cambridgeshire: prichardson@christian-aid.org or phone 07738104495