The Rohingya crisis has left children like Asha and Amir without a family or home. By making a monthly donation, you can help these forgotten children to feel safe again.
Six-year-old Asha is one of the refugees stuck on the border of Bangladesh, in one of the world's largest refugee camps.
Escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August 2017 forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives.
Asha was one of them. She fled after her home was burnt to the ground and her mother, father and three sisters killed.
Conditions in the camps are incredibly difficult and children like Asha are particularly vulnerable. They have lost the families who loved them. A gift to Christian Aid is not only about taking care of children’s basic needs. By giving regularly, you can help them to recover from trauma, grief and build hope for the future.
How we are helping during the Coronavirus emergency
Currently, over 850,000 Rohingya refugees live in crammed camps in Cox’s Bazar district, making them very vulnerable to coronavirus.
We are already taking action. Working together with partners, we are informing people about the risks, offering hygiene and hand washing sessions, ensuring that health facilities in camps have triage and isolation spaces in order to receive suspected cases, and providing training to health personnel and key frontline aid workers.
Thanks to your generosity, we’ve been able to help many displaced by violence in Rakhine State as well as host communities in Cox’s Bazar, where the camps are located.
Our local partners on the ground have provided food, clean water, dignity kits and shelter. But more could be done.
Asha regularly visits one of Christian Aid’s child-friendly spaces in the refugee camp, allowing her to learn and play and receive emotional support.
She is just one of thousands of forgotten children. Your support could help save children like Asha from living with the horror of the Rohingya crisis and enable them to feel safe again.
What's happening in Myanmar?
The Bangladesh Government and aid agencies are struggling to cope with the rising needs. Humanitarian agencies are struggling to access people in need in Myanmar.
Horrific violence persists in Myanmar, with entire villages burned. Neighbourhoods have become like ghost towns.
Many displaced people from northern Rakhine remain in the country, surviving in camps. Supplies are dwindling. Families are in desperate need of food supplies, clean water and medical care. The situation has worsened with recent flooding affecting makeshift camps and forcing people to move to other areas. We need to act now.