Rohingya Refugee Appeal

Help us meet the urgent needs of refugees who continue to face desperate conditions in the world's most densely populated refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Rohingya Refugee Appeal

Help us meet the urgent needs of refugees who continue to face desperate conditions in the world's most densely populated refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Emergency – Your support is urgently needed

Myanmar-Bangladesh crisis latest news

Some 1.3 million people in Cox's Bazar, including host communities, need food and health assistance.

When violence broke out in Rakhine State in Myanmar in August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya people fled for their lives into neighbouring Bangladesh.

They joined an additional 200,000 Rohingya refugees who had already been sheltering in the area for several years. 

Without official refugee status, these people don't have basic rights, access to services or international protection. 

Month after month they continue to languish in the camps at Cox's Bazar where conditions are incredibly difficult. Many families face life-threatening risks from monsoons, cyclones, landslides and collapsing shelters. Women and children are vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation.

Most children remain without access to education, and adults have few opportunities to earn an income to support their families.

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900,000+

refugees are living in makeshift shelters

16%

of families are headed by a single mother

55%

of refugees are children


World Vision's response

We are working in a number of camps in Cox's Bazar to help refugee families with shelter, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and protection services.

So far, we've built 77 wells and 1,551 toilets benefiting 158,000 people; upgraded shelters for 44,280 people; and provided 1,720 children with a safe place to play and learn each week in 12 child friendly spaces.

Your help is urgently needed so that we can continue to provide children and families with life-sustaining support including:

  • essential shelter provisions
  • nutrition services and community kitchens
  • learning centres and child friendly spaces
  • water supply and sanitation networks
  • safe spaces for women and teenage girls

Monsoon rains cause more suffering

A life of fear and running...

At 25, that's all Jorina knows.

The first wave of violence she remembers began six years ago in Myanmar. But when the latest violence erupted, she fled with strangers in any direction. She was two months pregnant at the time.

Today she's living in Cox's Bazar with her husband and two children - Alam aged two and baby Ayaz. For Jorina (pictured right) the camp is a haven from the violence, but it's far from safe.

Flimsy shelters cling to the hillsides for as far as the eye can see. They are no match for torrential monsoon rains - and the worst weather is still to come.

Jorina worries about her children's health. Alam has a severe cold and fever and Ayaz has a stomach infection. In the wet conditions, neither is getting better.

Sickness is not the only danger the children face - a shocking 37 percent of toddlers in the camps are malnourished.

We are helping people like Jorina who's nearly forgotten what her home in Myanmar looks like, For now a leaking, one-room shelter furnished with only plastic floor mats has to be home.

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