Myanmar is one of the least developed countries in the world. One child in every ten in this part of the world will die before the age of five. Basic healthcare services such as water, education, and healthcare are very limited.
The UN reported that some 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. These vulnerable people are regarded as some of the most persecuted people in the world, and face regular food shortages, as well as many other issues.
As the conflict continues, the desperate situation has become even worse. Many Rohingya refugees are now on the road, seeking respite in neighbouring Bangladesh. Thousands more are living in makeshift refugee camps, lacking access to even some of the most basic supplies like food, shelter, clean water, and medical essentials.
It is estimated that approximately 140,000 people were affected by the conflict in October 2012, a figure which has only grown in the years since then. Today, many thousands of people are still affected by the ongoing tensions and are struggling to deal with the consequences of the conflict.
Rohimma’s parents died during the Rohingya crisis when she was just nine years old. As a result, Rohimma fell into poverty, with no food or shelter.
She said, “My parents had been killed during the crises in Rohingya, and wondered how I would survive without them - and with no home or food. I didn’t know what to do... Then I found team members of Al Mustafa Trust who were distributing food items to the people live in shelter. They assured me that they would continue to support us until I would be stable with my family.”
Sadly, the ongoing Rohingya crisis has meant that countless children like Rohimma have been left facing an uphill struggle for survival. Young refugee children in Bangladesh and Myanmar can hugely benefit from your ongoing generosity.
What Are We Doing to Help?
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust has been working to provide essential relief and life-saving humanitarian aid to refugees within Myanmar and Bangladesh. Our Burma charity appeal has helped us to provide important supplies like shelters to refugee families in need. Many Rohingya have had no choice but to leave their loved ones and communities behind in order to search for a new life elsewhere; many of these vulnerable people had no possessions with them save for the clothes on their backs.
Our teams on the ground in Myanmar have used your donations to help homeless refugees, providing tents and shelters to some of the most disadvantaged refugees, as well as other essentials like food, clean water, and medical supplies.
With no end in sight to the Rohingya crisis, we must continue to work together to support as many of these vulnerable refugees as we can. Donate to our Burma charity appeal today and make a real difference.