Rohingya children are facing a whole new crisis. Here's what you need to know in 90 seconds.
Posted by UNICEF Australia on Monday, May 14, 2018
Moonsoon season has arrived in Bangladesh, where half a million Rohingya children are already struggling in dangerous conditions.
Fragile shelters made from bamboo and tarpaulins could be hit by more rain in one month than Melbourne receives in an entire year. And if the deluge floods low-lying areas of the camp, sewage could spread disease through the community with devastating speed.
UNICEF is racing to prepare for the worst. Our humanitarians have already:
- Installed tubewells and delivered safe drinking water for 300,000 people
- Distributed thousands of hygiene kits and water purification tablets
- Supplied enough vaccines to protect 900,000 people against an outbreak of cholera.
Now, the storms are closing in and every day counts. We're urgently building 1,500 more hygienic toilets to keep disease at bay and distributing 250,000 water resistent bracelets to help identify children who get separated from their families in the chaos.
Help children weather the storm
UNICEF is responding to this spiralling emergency but we are running dangerously low on emergency supplies. We must act now to protect refugee children from floods, mudslides and outbreaks of disease.
Will you make an emergency gift?
Your donation can give Rohingya children safe water, health care and hygiene supplies to stop the spread of deadly water-borne diseases.
Please don't wait. Give generously to save young lives.