Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, are at risk from flooding and landslides following heavy rainfall in the past few days.
A seven-year-old boy has reportedly drowned, two children are injured, and vital infrastructure including water distribution points, latrines and UNICEF-supported learning centres and shelters have been damaged or destroyed.
UNICEF and partners have begun repairs to all affected services and medical teams are ready to be deployed if needed to monitor the health situation of children and mothers in the camps.
Monsoons bring new devastation to Rohingya children. We know from previous seasons, torrential rains cause landslides, damage hundreds of shelters and take lives.
Please consider making a donation to support children in urgent need.
Half a million Rohingya children have fled from violence in Myanmar only to face a whole new crisis in Bangladesh.
Cyclone and monsoon season is approaching yet again, and UNICEF is on the ground reviewing and updating preparation plans.
We know from previous seasons the damage this season of immense rain and wind can cause - from floods to mudslides and outbreaks of disease. These children need your help.
The Rohingya community are a stateless Muslim minority who have faced discrimination, exclusion and poverty in Myanmar for decades.
Mass killings and sexual violence have sparked a refugee crisis for half a million Rohingya children who have been forced to make the gruelling journey to Bangladesh. They arrived with harrowing stories of burned homes and what few belongings they could carry. They’re sick, hungry and struggling every day in the harsh conditions of a crowded refugee camp.
Monsoons threaten to flood low-lying areas of the camps and wash raw sewage into family homes and water supplies. These are nightmare conditions for an outbreak of disease like cholera, which can spread through a crowded community with deadly speed.
Refugee children are facing the double emergency of displacement and natural disaster. We won’t let them face it alone.
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.