UNHCR | Donate to protect Rohingya refugees in urgent need
“They burnt our house and drove us out by shooting. We walked for three days through the jungle.”
Mohammed, who fled to Bangladesh with his family of seven, including a baby born along the way
Nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over the years. Most walked for days through jungles and mountains, or braved dangerous sea voyages across the Bay of Bengal. They arrived exhausted, hungry and sick – in need of international protection and humanitarian assistance.
The vast majority reaching Bangladesh are women and children, and more than 40 per cent are under age 12. Many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection. They have nothing and need everything.
- See also: Rohingya Refugee Emergency at a Glance
Your help is needed urgently to help us respond to this humanitarian crisis.
Please donate now.
What is UNHCR doing to help?
Together with our partners, we are working in support of the Bangladesh government to respond to the massive humanitarian needs.
UNHCR has airlifted more than 1,500 metric tons of emergency life-saving aid to Bangladesh – including blankets, plastic sheets, sleeping mats, family tents, plastic rolls, kitchen sets, jerry cans and buckets.
Monthly gifts help us protect more families forced to flee. By making a monthly donation to UNHCR, you will provide refugees with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.
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UNHCR Reporting - for all the latest updates on UNHCR's protection program for vulnerable refugee families around the world.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
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