Rohingya children and families desperately need our help
More than 650,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed the border to Bangladesh since August 2017. As a stateless Muslim minority group in Myanmar, they have faced discrimination, violence and extreme poverty for decades.
Most have walked for days, bringing with them harrowing stories of violence. Children are arriving in overcrowded makeshift camps. They are sick, exhausted and in desperate need of food, water and medicine. Many are also clearly traumatised by their experiences.
How will my donation help children?
In Bangladesh, Unicef is providing life-saving food for malnourished children, as well as vaccinating children against deadly diseases. Unicef is supplying families in the camps with safe drinking water and hygiene supplies, and has set up 182 learning centres and more than 40 child-friendly spaces providing distressed and traumatised children with a safe place to eat, rest, play and receive care.
Unicef is working day and night to meet the needs of over 720,000 Rohingya children at risk in both Bangladesh and Myanmar.
However, resources are running dangerously low and we urgently need your support.
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699.
For the first 12 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go to Rohingya children in Bangladesh. After that they will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to the Children’s Emergency Fund.