Donate for Rohingya in Bangladesh

Emergency aid after fire in Rohingya camp

Donate for Rohingya in Bangladesh

Fleeing violence, persecution and discrimination: around one million Rohingya from Myanmar are currently seeking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. There they live in the largest refugee camp in the world under catastrophic conditions. Together with local partners, Help provides the people affected with relief supplies.

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What is the situation like in Bangladesh?

The Rohingya: A stateless people

The largest refugee camp in the world is located in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh. More than 960,000 Rohingya, one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, currently live here. Most of them previously lived in Myanmar, but were officially considered 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.

How is Help providing support in Bangladesh?

Emergency aid in the refugee camp in Cox's Bazar

Help regularly provides aid to the fled Rohingya in Bangladesh. Most recently, in March 2023, 12,000 people were homeless and in need of help after a severe fire in the Kutupalong refugee camp. Together with our local partner organisation, we immediately provided emergency aid.

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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