A surge of violence in Myanmar has forced 400,000 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.

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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 400,000 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 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.


“People are crossing day and night. You
see children who have not slept for days,
they are weak and hungry. I saw half a
dozen children without their parents,
they need special care and protection.”
Rohingya children and families desperately fleeing violence in Myanmar by boat Rohingya children and families desperately fleeing violence in Myanmar by boat Rohingya children and families desperately fleeing violence in Myanmar by boat

UNICEF is already reaching children

UNICEF’s humanitarian teams are making a huge impact for Rohingya children but the crisis in Bangladesh is growing every day. We are running dangerously low on emergency supplies and we urgently need your help.

In the unlikely event that UNICEF receives more funds than we need to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, we will direct your gift to similar emergency response programs.

Please don’t wait. Give generously to help Rohingya children now.
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This is how we use your donation

90 cents of every dollar donated to this emergency went directly to our emergency response work in the field.

10 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia.

The value of non-monetary donations and gifts as well as fundraising costs that are funded by UNICEF Geneva and not the public are excluded from this bar chart. The values above are from UNICEF’s 2016 Annual Report.