Nearly 1 million Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. Many are staying in informal settlements because refugee settlements are at full capacity.
Families arrive hungry, exhausted and depleted of any resources. The human needs—emotional and physical—are immense. An estimated 50% of the refugees are women and children. The situation—complicated by the oncoming monsoon season—has already impacted food availability and prices, even for the local population.
Monsoons worsened already difficult conditions of the camps, despite all efforts at site improvement. Staff and refugees worked together to prevent the risk of floods, landslides and outbreaks of water-borne diseases.
Catholic Relief Services is supporting Caritas Bangladesh to provide food rations and build toilets, water pumps and bathing spaces, currently reaching 225,000 refugees.
Your gift also helps families build safe shelter and develop new and improved camp sites needed to address the needs of host communities as they deal with the influx of refugees and prepare for the impending monsoons and flood season.
The Rohingya urgently need your help today. Please help our brothers and sisters with your gift today.