Rohingya emergency appeal

The Rohingya people are going through hell and desperately need our help.

 More than 623,000 people – roughly the population of Edinburgh – have fled for their lives into Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine State which began on 25th August.

Many have experienced horrific brutality and the destruction of their homes and villages.  They are traumatised, vulnerable and desperately need our help.

Limited basic services that were available before the massive influx of refugees are now under severe strain.  Existing settlements and camps have rapidly expanded and new settlements are forming and growing quickly. 

The speed and scale of people flooding over the border has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Many families fled with very few possessions and are now entirely reliant on humanitarian assistance. 

We’re sending £100,000 to our sister agency Caritas Bangladesh who’re already helping over 160,000 Rohingya by providing hot meals to people who’ve fled over the border from Myanmar.

 But much more help is needed.

There is an immediate need to get food and other items such as pots, pans, soap, jerry cans and shelter to the many thousands of people in need.

The eyes of the world are on the Rohingya. Having heard their cries, we must respond.  Please pray for the Rohingya people and give whatever you can to our emergency appeal.