Thousands of people across Rakhine, Myanmar (also known as Burma), are displaced, unable to return to their homes. The United Nations estimates that more than 140,000 people have been displaced since inter-community conflict erupted in 2012.
And continued tensions keep many in danger and in need of help. That exacerbates other problems, such as food insecurity: According to the World Food Program, more than 162,000 people are facing food insecurity and another 78,000 people are in need of immediate food assistance.
Islamic Relief USA, in collaboration with the UNHCR, has been working to provide relief and humanitarian assistance to internal refugees in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. Combined with the Islamic Relief global family, hundreds of thousands of people have been helped.
But as the conditions on the ground remain bleak, the number of people who need assistance grows.