Rohingya people are fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world, with little capacity to respond to their needs and numbers. Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance estimates that there are currently 923,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with more arriving daily.
The United Church works with several churches and agencies throughout Asia. 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.
Please include the displaced Rohingya people in your prayers. To date between individual donations and government matching, 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.