Credit Medair Nath Fauveau

Extreme violence has displaced more than 420,000 people in Myanmar and the number is climbing rapidly. Can you help provide emergency food, shelter and hygiene items for the Rohingya people fleeing to Bangladesh?

The Rohingya have been described as the world’s most persecuted minority group, and as a result, they are also among the poorest. They have been denied citizenship in Myanmar/Burma since 1982. Now they are fleeing Rakhine State to nearby Bangladesh where they are in makeshift camps, hungry, thirsty, and with few, if any, possessions.

  • Violent clashes have seen the Rohingya people of Myanmar’s Rakhine State flee for their lives to Bangladesh.
  • Hundreds are dead and Rohingya villages have been burned to the ground
  • More than 420,000 Rohingya refugees need your help in Bangladesh
  • 185,000

    The number of people living in makeshift settlements/camps

  • 203,000

    People arriving in new spontaneous sites in Bangladesh

  • 34,000

    People who have found shelter in host communities

How you can help

You can help Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar to receive emergency food, shelter and hygiene items. This persecuted minority has struggled to exist in Myanmar and now they have lost their loved ones, their homes have been destroyed, and they have lost their meagre livelihoods.

Please pray and donate to provide assistance to people who have lost so much.


“There is a grave humanitarian crisis underway that requires urgent attention.”

Marzuki Darusman, the Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar.

Temporary shelters being constructed amongst fields in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Medair Nath Fauveau

Tearfund’s partners are providing immediate assistance to 4,500 of the most vulnerable, newly arrived refugee families with shelter, hygiene items, and emergency food. 

$78 will provide immediate emergency assistance to one family with shelter, food and hygiene items.


Note: If funds raised exceed Tearfund’s requirements for this appeal, your gift will go to our General Disaster Fund for future disaster response and preparedness.


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