Rohingya children survived extreme violence, but now they face a danger they can’t escape: monsoon season unprotected
Over half a million Rohingya children have escaped unspeakable acts of violence in Myanmar, only to face a new danger in Bangladesh - monsoon season unprotected.
Vulnerable children and their families are living in shelters on hilly areas with no trees, rocks or shrubs to hold sandy ground – much of which has now turned into mud - as relentless rains continue and flood water rises rapidly.
Kids are defenceless to deadly floods, landslides and waterborne diseases.
UNICEF is working around the clock to protect refugee children, but the situation is desperate. We urgently need your help to provide life-saving support.
“Houses were burning. There were rocket launchers. They were killing people after arresting them, that’s why we fled here.” – Umme, age 12.
She is just one of 1.3 million Rohingya refugees that escaped extreme violence and persecution in Myanmar.
Now living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, she is facing the devastating effects of monsoon season. Torrential rain and wind is ravaging the overcrowded camp, causing deadly floods, landslides and outbreaks of disease.
This leaves children open to deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which can spread rapidly and kill within hours if left untreated.
But time is running out. We urgently need your support to protect Rohingya children.
Just $35 can buy 5000 water purification tablets, to ensure children can access safe clean drinking water.
* Clean water, flood defences, sanitation and hygiene kits to protect children from waterborne diseases.
* Emergency healthcare, life-saving medicines and vaccinations.
* Ready-to-eat therapeutic food, so that Rohingya children have all the essential nutrients needed to keep them fed and healthy.