Rohingya people—as many as 900,000 by some estimates—are fleeing to Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world, with little capacity to respond to their needs and numbers. The United Church works with several churches and agencies throughout Asia. Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance, in part supported by contributions from The United Church of Canada, is responding. ACT Alliance is focused on food security, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, and shelter. These needs become more urgent with each new arrival and the approach of winter.
Please include the displaced Rohingya people in your prayers. To date between individual donations and government matching (August 25 - November 28), Canadians have contributed over $25 million. The United Church continues to accept donations, below, to support the work of partners' with the Rohingya people, particularly vulnerable women and children.
Online via our secure donation page.
Phone: 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:
Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.