The Rohingya crisis has left children like Asha without a family or home. Your support can help these forgotten children to feel safe again.
Six-year-old Asha is one of the refugees stuck in camps on the border of Bangladesh, in what is now the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.
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. Now they need your help.
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 with your continuous support, more could be done to not just take care of children’s basic needs, but also begin their recovery from trauma and grief.
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.
But Asha is just one of thousands of forgotten children still living with the horror of the Rohingya crisis. Your support could help more children feel safe again.
Please make a gift through our Forgotten Children Appeal
What's happening 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.
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.
We need to act now. Please donate today.
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