Rohingya in danger

700,000 people belonging to the Rohingya ethnic minority have fled their homes in the northern province of Rahkine in Myanmar over the border into Bangladesh. Heavy rainfalls and strong winds threaten these people with a new disaster.

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A humanitarian tragedy

According to the UN, since late August 2017 700,000 people belonging to the Rohingya ethnic minority have fled their homes in the northern province of Rahkine in Myanmar over the border into Bangladesh.The refugees report that they suffered armed violence and their villages were burnt to the ground.

With a difficult journey behind them, they now live in the world’s largest refugee camp with around 200,000 other Rohingya who fled previously to Bangladesh.

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The Rohingya are in danger

Conditions in the camp are tough, and are likely to deteriorate with the coming monsoon and typhoons. Houses are poorly built and so cannot withstand the storms, and the unremitting rain will bring them sliding down the slopes on which they are built. Huts, latrines and wells may flood and slide away.

The coming monsoon will increase the risk of epidemics if wells and latrines flood; with so many people living in such a crowded place, disease could spread like wildfire through the camp.

Thanks to your donations, our partner NGOs are able to provide water, food, shelter, everyday items and medical care to the Rohingya. They help the traumatized and protect children from abuse and harm. They also protect people from the effects of the monsoon and try to keep the damage it causes to a minimum.

This is how your donation helps:

Our partner NGOs use your donations to carry out projects, verified by us, which are tailored precisely to the needs of those they help:

  • They dig wells so that people have safe drinking water
  • They distribute household items and construction materials with which people can build or repair shelters
  • They treat the sick and injured
  • They reinforce shelters, latrines and wells to help protect people from the effects of the monsoon
  • They protect children from exploitation and abuse, and help children and adults alike to work through their trauma
  • They broadcast via radio important information about life in the camp to the Rohingya
  • They take care of children who were separated from their parents during the flight from Myanmar.

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Funds received: 

CHF 11,417,569

  • National fundraising day:

    23.05.2018

  • Projects:

    14

  • Beneficiaries:

    265'000

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