The world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis is potentially taking place as the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is being witnessed.
The people are risking their lives by sea and on foot because as many as 700,000 people have fled the destruction of their homes and even persecution in the Northern Rakhine province of Myanmar. They are attempting to reach Bangladesh but the plight has seen many people lose their lives and thousands of people living in makeshift camps.
When did it all begin?
After the Rohingya Arse militants carried out their deadly attacks on over 30 police posts, thousands of people decided to make the exodus and escape the growing problems that they were facing. However, the trouble was then brought closer to home as troops, backed by local Buddhist mobs started burning villages and attacking and killing civilians. This spread panic and mass fear and so, house by house killings took place as people started to flee. After the violence broke out, 6,700 Rohingya we killed, which included 730 children below the age of five, proving just how devastating the attacks really were. United Nations believe that this is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
How you can help
As the Rohingya face an uncertain future, their need for aid is increasing. The monsoon season causes worry and many refugees have been put in camps that are at risk from flooding or even landslides.
Your donations can help to make the camps as safe as possible by helping with remedial work in preparation for bad weather. This means that their shelters will be improved and strengthened while drainage will be added to help remove the water from the camp.
Food and water
Food is one of the main requirements for all Rohingya. Around 70% of refugees, of which there are believed to be around one million are now receiving food aid. This is an alarming number of people who require food and this is where your donations can help to provide them with the correct nutrition. Along with food, people are also desperate for fresh drinking water, particularly as many of them have travelled huge distances on little or no water at all.
The camps and lack of hygiene can leave people with a wide range of medical problems, diseases, and illnesses. Therefore, you can help support vaccination programmes that are launched as a way to reduce the risk of disease. Problems such as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough as well as many other illnesses are possible but the correct medication and vaccinations can help to significantly reduce problems while giving access to medical care when required.
Hygiene is something that can really help to minimise the spread of diseases while helping people to feel clean and normal once again. Emergency latrines can be put in place to help reduce waste and ensure that it is disposed of correctly while giving them a place where they can use the toilet.
You can also donate by clicking following link as well: https://www.muslimgiving.org/rohingyaemergency