Imagine walking for six days with no food and water that is the reality of those who came in Cox’s Bazar.
RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR, HAS BEEN IN A WORSENING STATE OF EMERGENCY SINCE AUGUST 2017 DUE TO VIOLENCE; WHICH HAS LEFT OVER 3,000 PEOPLE DEAD.
Since the end of August, the UN estimates that over 850,000 Rohingya have fled Burma to seek refuge in Bangladesh. 80% of refugees are women and children.
Due to the violence, 15,000 people attempt to cross the border each day, while it is said that 400,000 people are stuck within the immediate zone of conflict. Many innocent people have been killed and entire villages destroyed, displacing communities of people who now have nowhere else to go. The Rohingya have been subjected to unimaginable suffering which is still continuing now – we must do what we can to help these people in their greatest time of need.
Facts of Burma/Rohingya
“If the world is not going to take notice, this will become the biggest humanitarian disaster in the region. They arrive exhausted, hungry and sick, having walked for days from their villages, through jungles, across mountains and rivers carrying what little they could bring from home. There is an urgent need for emergency shelters and essential relief items as more refugees arrive. Let us not abandon them in their hour of need.”
Lord Nazir Ahmed
Member, House of Lords
“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.”