Newly arrived Rohingya refugees rest under a makeshift plastic shelter in Bangladesh, after fleeing violence in Myanmar. Photo: ©UNICEF/Brown
Rohingya Crisis Appeal
656,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar. Most are women and children and they desperately need our help. This is now the world's fastest growing humanitarian crisis and it's all unfolding in one of the world's poorest countries, Bangladesh.
Hungry and Homeless
Hungry, homeless and often carrying only their trauma, the Rohingya refugees are living in makeshift shelters of tarpaulin and bamboo in Cox's Bazar.
Many of our United Nations partners including the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are urgently seeking RedR Australia’s surge support to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis.
How is RedR Australia helping?
We have experts on the ground in Bangladesh including child protection specialists, engineers, a refugee camp manager, an humanitarian affairs officer, a logistics expert, a protection adviser and a regional coordinator.
Tristan Turner, a site engineer deployed to the World Food Programme (WFP), has designed and supervised construction of a bridge across the Bakkhali River that will enable WFP to truck food to a camp hosting 100,000 refugees. Our protection adviser is helping WFP distribute food to the most vulnerable. Our child protection experts are working with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to ensure unaccompanied and other vulnerable children are protected and don't fall victim to child traffickers. We have a logistics expert helping the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) distribute shelter and non-food items and an engineer helping them site planner what may become the world's largest refugee camp. We also have a humanitarian affairs coordinator supporting the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Food, Water and Shelter
We are appealing for public support to help us send more humanitarian experts who will ensure the refugees can get food, water and shelter and that the most vulnerable are protected. Shelters and latrines need to be built, food and water distributed and public health prioritised, as this massive displacement of people is now a large scale humanitarian crisis.
You Can Help
You can help us bring humanitarian aid to these people. Please Donate Now, every dollar helps.
Not able to donate today? You can still help the Rohingya refugees by raising awareness of their plight and sharing this page on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Your social media support could still help us fundraise.
Where Will the Money Go?
Donations will be used to deploy humanitarians to support the relief and recovery effort. Our technical experts are highly sought after to coordinate relief efforts and ensure refugees get their basic needs met including food, water and shelter.
If funds raised exceed the amount needed for this appeal, they will be used to support RedR Australia deployments to other international emergencies.