Emergency

Rohingya Children’s Monsoon Emergency

It's been one year since Rohingya children lost their homes, HELP make sure they don't lose their childhoods.

One year ago, in August, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees began pouring into Bangladesh, fleeing horrific violence in Myanmar.

There are now more than 500,000 children crammed into makeshift shelters in the world’s largest refugee camp. Right now, the monsoon season and its regular deluges are inflicting catastrophic flooding and deadly landslides on families just trying to survive amid squalid conditions. Then there’s the cholera and other diseases brought about by contaminated water.

UNICEF has been on the ground since day one. Donations are helping provide clean water, vaccinations and safe places for children to play. But 1 year into this crisis and with more children arriving every day, many are missing out.

We urgently need your help to provide life-saving support.

 

As well as clean water and vaccinations, education is vitally important. So far UNICEF has set up 1,200 learning centres in the camps, enrolling 140,000 children, including best friends Masoma and Royeka. These centres give children a safe place to learn and play, and hope for the future.

We need to keep supporting Rohingya girls and boys for as long as they need it.

As the monsoon season continues to batter the camps, our supplies are stretched to breaking point. Please can you help us to provide clean water, vaccines, shelter, nutrition, education and more to children in need.

- Just $46 can provide one month’s worth of food to a malnourished child

- $69 can provide 10,000 water purification tablets

- $82 can provide 150 measles vaccines to protect children and prevent another outbreak.

UNICEF is supporting with flood defences, water tanks and immunisation to deal with the immediate threats of flooding, landslides and disease. We are also supplying desperately needed therapeutic foods, water purification tablets, child protection and education.

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