A surge of violence in Myanmar has forced more than 220,000 children to flee from their homes and search for shelter in Bangladesh. Children are sick, hungry and desperate for our help. UNICEF is responding to this spiralling emergency but cannot meet the needs of Rohingya children without you. Please donate to support them today.
The Rohingya community are a stateless Muslim minority who have faced discrimination, exclusion and poverty in Myanmar for decades.
Now, targeted and extreme violence has sparked an unprecedented crisis for more than 220,000 Rohingya children who have made the gruelling journey to Bangladesh.
Children did not start this conflict but they are caught in the middle and they deserve so much better. Every child has the right to be safe and supported.
Most children have walked for days through the jungle and mountains, while others have survived rough seas in wooden fishing boats. They are arriving in overcrowded camps with harrowing stories of violence and what little belongings they can carry.
Children are in extreme danger. UNICEF has grave fears for more than 1,000 children who have been separated from their parents and left vulnerable to exploitation.
It’s sad and outrageous to see children put through this horrific ordeal but there is something powerful you can do to help from right here in Australia.
Your emergency donation can give Rohingya children:
- Safe water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to stop the spread of disease.
- Access to emergency health care, medicine and immunisations.
- Sachets of therapeutic food - a peanut paste specially formulated with the micronutrients children need to survive malnutrition.