The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, have been called the "world's most persecuted minority," and recent events have added dramatically to their misery.
The humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar, at least 500,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August of this year. Although the crisis has intensified in recent months, the targeted, sometimes violent, discrimination of this minority group is anything but new.
Here are 40,000 Rohingya refugees settled in India, 16,000 of which have obtained official refugee documentation. The majority of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar have not made it past Bangladesh. Devastating floods in India and Bangladesh over this past summer have worsened conditions in refugee camps and led to a cholera outbreak, water shortages, and malnutrition.
Majority of those displaced are women, children and the elderly.
We are committed to supporting the ongoing relief efforts on the ground and will be deploying a team to Bangladesh to distribute critical supplies. With a focus on reaching out to vulnerable groups, relief items will include dignity kits to meet women's hygiene needs, shelter kits and solar lamps.
Help us. We can all make a difference with a simple donation. Support our 'Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Relief' efforts today.