Imagine walking for six days with no food and water. This desperate situation is the reality for many people arriving in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
With your continued support, Al Mustafa Welfare Trust’s Rohingya charity appeal aims to be a force for change and help those who are most in need.
Rakhine State, Myanmar, has been in a worsening state of emergency since August 2017. The violence has left over 3,000 people dead.
Described by the UN as one of the most persecuted groups of people in the world, the Rohingya have been left with no choice but to flee their homes and communities. Many of these vulnerable people have nothing – their homes have been destroyed, families split up, and many have no possessions except for the clothes on their backs. For these defenceless people, every single day is a struggle for survival.
Here at Al Mustafa Welfare Trust, we are fully committed to doing everything we can to help and support the Rohingya during their time of greatest need. Our Burma appeal sends aid directly to those most at risk, ensuring that help reaches even those who have all but given up hope.
We are dedicated to assisting the Rohingya. Charity in the UK and across the world should have one goal – to help those in need – and that is what we constantly work towards.
Thanks to your continued generosity and kindness towards the Rohingya people and the refugees in Bangladesh and Myanmar, donations and aid from our Rohingya appeal have been able to ease the suffering of countless vulnerable individuals.
The Rohingya have been persecuted for decades, but the worsening conflict has put these already-vulnerable people in even more danger over recent months. Since August 2017, the Rakhine State, Myanmar, historically home to many of the Rohingya, has been suffering through a worsening state of emergency. To date, it is estimated that over 3,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the ongoing conflict – a worrying statistic.
The UN also estimates than an additional figure of over 850,000 Rohingya have fled their homes and communities in Myanmar since the most recent outbreak of conflict began. Many of these people are trying to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh, yet the constant influx of people crossing the border has meant that hundreds of thousands of refugees are now living in cramped, unsanitary conditions in overcrowded, makeshift refugee camps. It is also estimated that 80% of these refugees are women and children – some of the most vulnerable members of society.
Faced with the prospect of leading a life lived on the road, with no permanent place to call home, many Rohingya refugees are starting to lose hope for a brighter future. Facing the constant threat of exhaustion and starvation, each day is a struggle for those in the worst affected areas.
Similarly, some of the most essential supplies are in high demand and short supply. This means that many vital resources like food, shelter, medical supplies, and clean water are simply not accessible. Add to this the very real threat of exploitation for the most vulnerable members of society – orphans, young people, and the elderly – and you begin to see just how much of a challenge daily life is for the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Our Rohingya crisis charity campaign and Myanmar appeal can provide essential supplies and transform lives. The Rohingya are in desperate need of our assistance – your generosity really can improve their quality of life and provide a valuable beacon of hope in the darkness.
Just £55 will provide a family with a vital food pack that will last an entire month. Containing essential food supplies such as rice, sugar, flour, tea, and cooking oil, nutritious food really is a lifeline for someone in need.
Only £300 will gift an emergency relief package to an at-risk individual. Many of these people have been left with nothing, so a relief pack containing clean and safe water, a small tent, hygiene essentials, a sleeping bag, baby chest carrier, and ready meals really can turn their lives around.
£1,000 will contribute towards funding an emergency medical camp to treat the most vulnerable Rohingya. Donate what you can, as each medical camp can treat up to 200 refugees. Your generosity is providing a real lifeline to those who are suffering from the effects of illness and disease.
Our Rohingya brothers and sisters across the world are struggling to survive - daily life is filled with difficulties for the Rohingya. Muslim charity aid, like the generosity shown by our kind donors, provides the means necessary to keep these vulnerable Rohingya people hoping for a brighter future.
If you are in a position to be able to do so, please consider making a generous Burma donation to assist our Rohingya charity appeal today. Your donation really could change lives.
“It is never easy to witness the fear and pain of human beings who have nothing in this world, yet are treated like cattle. I have seen the suffering and oppressive conditions of the Rohingya Muslims first-hand, yet every person I met received me with warmth and many thanked Al-Mustafa and its supporters for everything we have been doing. As previously, I left them with a heavy heart and a promise that we would continue to help them and pray for their safety.”