The Rohingya people have faced persecution for many years. At the beginning of August 2017 there were roughly 200,000 Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh. Since violence erupted later that month, that number has increased to almost 1 million and continues to rise. The speed and size of the influx has resulted in a humanitarian emergency on a huge scale.
Muslim Hands has been in Bangladesh for 23 years and we have a dedicated office in Cox’s Bazar, an area right in the heart of refugee crisis and now home to the world’s largest refugee camp. The people who have come here for refuge have absolutely nothing, having fled for their lives as their homes were attacked.
We’ve been with the Rohingya since the beginning of this disaster and - as one of the few British Muslim charities with permission to distribute aid inside the refugee camps - we have the capability to deliver help where it’s most needed. So far we have reached over 90,000 people with life-saving aid and we are aiming to reach many more with your help.
The vast scale of this crisis means we need more help to reach as many people as we can. Act now and help us provide clean water and sanitation to thousands of people, give children the nutrition and vitamins they need, and bring medical aid to people who desperately need it.
Our Work Assisting Rohingya Refugees
Since September 2017, Muslim Hands has:
Delivered over £400,000 worth of aid in the refugee camps
Reached an estimated 90,000 beneficiaries with vital aid
Built our largest ever well - supplying clean water to around 5,000 people every day
Set up a medical camp treating 300-400 people daily
Delivered emergency food packs to around 30,000 people
Supplied household essentials and hygiene items to around 50,000 people