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Rohingya Emergency

Rohingya Emergency

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A raging fire has burnt more than 800 shelters home to more than 4,000 people in the Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees need immediate attention and here is why

The total number of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar is around 869,000 individuals. The Rohingya refugee population is concentrated in extremely congested camps within Ukhyia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh.

The refugees living in the camps are dependent on the assistance provided by the humanitarian community and government of Bangladesh.

In the early hours of Thursday 14th January 2021, more than 800 makeshift shelters were destroyed in a raging fire. Unfortunately, a similar situation arose in May 2020 last year when a similar fire ripped through the Rohingya camps destroying more than 670 shelters.

Due to the congested nature of the camps and high population, a fire can spread rapidly and quickly within seconds and it only adds to the woes and miseries of the Rohingya families, many of whom once again find themselves homeless and have lost everything they had.


Muslim Charity Intervention

Since the emergency began, with your help Muslim Charity has been able to provide much-needed humanitarian aid to those refugees fleeing the crisis. We have been able to deliver lifesaving food and medicine to thousands of families; helping them get through the harsh winter months.

We have also been able to build 250 emergency shelters, toilets and shower blocks, provide 20,000 people with medical assistance, provide two ambulances to the area and work with the government forces to help transport patients to hospitals.

We have also been running a Child Friendly Space in the Hakim Para Camp, helping to support their psychological and physical wellbeing. There is still so much to do and your help is vital. In current situation we need following as an urgent matter;

£50 – Food Pack for a Rohingya family for one month

£65 – Household essential items including fire safety equipment

£450 – Build a shelter for a Rohingya family

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