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Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Sameera, 7, holds her brother Omar, who is 7 months old, in front of their temporary shelter in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Both are suffering from cold and fever. Photo: Turjoy Chowdhury/Disasters Emergency Committee

ROHINGYA CRISIS APPEAL

HELP US REACH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN DESPERATE NEED AFTER FLEEING MYANMAR

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Over 480,000 people – the majority women and children – have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Many have recently arrived in the city of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, which borders Myanmar.

After walking for days, people are already sick and malnourished. Having travelled on foot through the jungle, monsoon rains and intense heat, their lives have been turned upside down. Thousands of people are now camping in the open with little or no shelter on muddy hillsides. They have no access to clean water or toilets.

Plan International has launched a full-scale humanitarian response to the crisis. We’re working with the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), which brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis, to maximise our impact and help children and families who need it most. Donate now to support our work.

How we're responding to the crisis

Hundreds of Rohingya children are reported to be unaccompanied, leaving them at risk of human trafficking, sexual abuse, child labour and child marriage. Thousands are camping in exposed conditions with no access to clean water or toilets. Young children in particular are at risk from water borne and contagious diseases.

Plan International has worked in Bangladesh for 23 years. Right now, our teams are on the ground launching a full-scale humanitarian response – focusing on keeping children safe and protected, and providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Help us give children and families the life-saving shelter, food and water they desperately need

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A woman and children sheltering from rain in Balukhali camp in Bangladesh

How your donation will help

By donating to our Rohingya Crisis Appeal, you’ll help us to:

  • identify and document unaccompanied, separated and orphaned children
  • provide psychosocial support to girls, boys and their families through child-friendly spaces, community support groups and psychological first aid
  • distribute emergency supplies including hygiene kits, jerry cans and buckets to provide safe drinking water
  • provide 1,500 emergency community toilets and 350 clean bathing spaces, to reduce health risks related to poor sanitation.
A 16-year-old girl exhausted after arriving at Balukhali camp in Bangladesh

A perilous journey

Our teams are hoping to reach 90,000 refugees, and are working to meet the specific needs of girls and young women like 16-year-old Asma.

Asma arrived in Balukhali camp in Bangladesh 15 days ago, after fleeing Myanmar with her family. She was exhausted by the time she reached the camp, telling us:

"There was fear, rain and constant walking. I felt like dying at times."

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Whatever you can give will help us save lives

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our response efforts, please get in touch with our Supporter Relations team on 0300 777 9779 or by email at supporterquestions@plan-uk.org.