UNHCR | Urgent Appeal for Rohingya Refugees
Rohingya refugees are reeling from yet another severe danger: the yearly monsoon season.
Monsoon rains and severe winds have caused devastation across the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Thousands of shelters and hundreds of facilities, including health clinics, have been destroyed or damaged. Many roads have been blocked by debris, pathways washed away, and bridges destroyed.
Nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar. They have already been through so much and now, they are facing yet another tragedy.
Imagine first being forced to flee your home due to brutal violence. Next, facing a global pandemic. Then, having your shelter and belongings destroyed by a fire. And now, the monsoon season. With these multiple challenges, the situation of Rohingya refugees is getting more and more desperate.
Your help is needed urgently to help us respond to this emergency.
UNHCR continues working around the clock and support the government-led effort to respond to flooding. Together with partners, we are reinforcing existing shelters, prepositioning relief items, building and fortifying basic infrastructure, among other preparedness and response efforts.
UNHCR and our partners are rushing to respond but we can’t do this alone. Please donate today.
How would you like to donate?
could provide 3 Rohingya families with enough bamboo to rebuild their shelters after they have been destroyed by the monsoon
could provide 3 plastic tarpaulin sheets to waterproof the roof of a family shelter in Bangladesh
could provide a Rohingya family in Bangladesh with 5 sleeping mats