Over the last week, violence has erupted in Rakhine State (Myanmar), unleashing a full-scale humanitarian crisis. Displaced Rohingya families have been forced to flee the area in search of refuge and security and have headed towards neighbouring Bangladesh.
It’s been estimated by the UN that since the end of August, around 87,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over into Bangladesh as their villages – and with it their homes and livelihoods – have been burnt, with 400,00 more men, women and children left displaced inside Myanmar itself.
With ongoing unrest in the region for many years, a total of one million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar to escape persecution and now a staggering 250,000 people in the area have now also been left without regular access to food.
At Muslim Hands, we’ve been supporting families in Myanmar since 2008, providing essential aid, including Ramadan and Qurbani aid, and also building shelter homes for displaced men, women and children.
As thousands of families find themselves in crisis, we’re now calling on you to help support our work and provide essential aid for Rohingya refugees in desperate need. By donating towards our Rohingya Crisis Appeal, you’ll be providing food, medical care and shelter for thousands of men, women and children, helping to save lives and provide crucial hope for the future.
Please donate today and keep the Rohingya in your du’a.