Nearly 1 million Rohingya children, women and men were forced to escape violence in Myanmar by fleeing to Bangladesh. Two years after one of the largest forced displacements, the people of Rohingya continue to live in camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. The prolonged humanitarian crisis has led to increasing tensions between the host community in Bangladesh and the Rohingya refugees as a result of environmental degradation, increased requirement for scarce resources and employment, and rising costs of goods and services. Life-saving assistance including food, water and health sanitation facilities, and protection remains an urgent need in the extremely crowded camps.
Mission & Service partner, ACT Alliance is responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. In addition to providing immediate needs of food, shelter, health and sanitation, and protection, ACT Alliance is working to foster dialogue between the host community and refugees to encourage social cohesion.
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.
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United Church people have given $86,000 towards humanitarian relief in Cox’s Bazar and Kutupalong, the largest refugee camp in the world.