Donate for Rohingya in Bangladesh

Emergency aid after fire in Rohingya camp

Donate for Rohingya in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been seeking refuge in Bangladesh since 2017. They live in overcrowded refugee camps under inhumane conditions. Help provided the families with efficient emergency aid directly after their flight. In addition, we were able to promote the water supply for the Rohingya and improve hygiene in the camps in the long term.

After a devastating fire in the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Help is currently supporting affected families - donate now!

What is the situation like in Bangladesh?

The Rohingya: A stateless people

More than 860,000 Rohingya refugees currently live in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh. They are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Most Rohingya previously lived in Myanmar, but were officially stateless there. The resulting discrimination from the state and increasing violence from the military eventually drove the Rohingya from their homeland.

In 2017 alone, over 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape persecution and genocide. But life in the overcrowded refugee camps caused new suffering. They lack everything - water, clothing and especially acceptance. In Bangladesh, too, they are not recognised by the state, are not allowed to work and are not allowed to leave the camps.

In addition, the floods in the monsoon season increase from year to year due to climate change. The floods not only pose an acute danger to people's lives, but also increase the already massive risk of disease and infection in the refugee camps. Another major danger is now posed by the coronavirus. Infection numbers are rising and the camps provide the optimal conditions for rapid spread.

As a result of a devastating fire, around 45.000 people are also currently homeless. 

How is Help providing support in Bangladesh?

Emergency aid after a fire at Balukhali camp

After a severe fire in the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, thousands of refugees are currently in need of help. Together with our local partner organisation "BASTOB", Help immediately initiated the first emergency measures. Emergency shelters, drinking water and sanitation facilities are urgently needed.

Help already provided emergency aid for refugees in Bangladesh after the escalation of the conflict in 2017. Initially, we provided the Rohingya with relief items such as blankets, hygiene items and clothing. To improve the catastrophic hygienic conditions and the general water supply in the long term, we built latrines and wells. In addition, we held training sessions to increase the hygiene awareness of those affected. In this way, we were able to reduce the risk of infection and improve people's health in the long term.

Especially during the monsoon season and the subsequent floods, the people in the refugee camps and other families in Cox's Bazar were particularly dependent on our help. We repaired destroyed latrines and bathhouses, distributed hygiene kits and built houses that could withstand the floods.

Donor and Partners: ADH (Aktion Deutschland Hilft), BASTOB

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Facts and figures

  • There are currently 860,000 Rohingya living in 34 overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh (03/2020)
  • 31,500 Rohingya are over 60 years old and therefore particularly vulnerable to disease
  • Over 40,000 Rohingya who have fled live in regions that are particularly vulnerable to landslides (03/2020)

Sources: ACAPS, WHO

  • 2,000 families receive emergency aid after the fire in March 2021
  • 1,900 families received emergency aid in the form of hygiene articles, blankets and mats, mosquito nets, kitchen utensils and winter clothing
  • Help has drilled 11 wells since 2017
  • After the 2019 monsoon, we educated people on hygiene practices and health issues through 240 hygiene training sessions
  • Since 2017, 70 latrines and 70 bath houses have been built in Leda, Camp Teknaf and Cox's Bazar
    120 families received solar panels and fans
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