can help deliver food aid to a family suffering from hunger
can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
can help build a transitional shelter for Rohingya refugees whose camp burned down in Bangladesh
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Fire Consumes Balukhali Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh; Help Rebuild Shelters

Fire raged through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh starting March 22, 2021. Hundreds of homes and other essential facilities were affected. Close to 100,000 people suffered from the tragedy.

Islamic Relief moved fast to get survivors essential items, including emergency tents, latrines, hygiene kits including face masks and covid-19 protective material, and other items such as clothes and mosquito nets.

After its initial emergency launch to support immediate relief efforts, we are now calling for support to rebuild transitional shelter for families who lost their homes. $2,500 can rebuild one–it’s not just a home, it’s compassion and hope. We’ve built 340 so far, and we need to do 160 more. With you, we can! Please remember them in your dua and in your donations today.

The Most Persecuted Minority in the World Doing What They Can to Survive

The United Nations once described the Rohingya, a minority group in Myanmar, as “the most-persecuted minorities in the world.”
Here are some recent troubling facts about Myanmar:

  • Women and children are most acutely affected by violence, which includes rape
  • Nearly a half million children require humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)
  • Nearly a quarter million people remain internally displaced
  • The displaced live in inhumane conditions in heavily overcrowded camps, often in extreme heat or cold
  • Many camps lack adequate bathroom facilities, fostering disease
  • There are currently over one million Myanmar refugees displaced throughout the world
  • 40,000 people are missing and presumed dead (United Nations)
  • Rampant violence is a serious concern to world agencies, including the UN
  • There is a scarcity of reliable internal data about Myanmar (World Bank)
  • Displaced families have been walking barefoot across borders and rivers, desperately searching for refuge.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: People from Myanmar are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.

Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Those from Myanmar

Islamic Relief USA implements emergency relief projects that provide shelter, deliver emergency health services, and distribute core relief items to displaced people and refugees. Our work in ranges from dozens of programs that address healthcare to shelter to education to psychological care to temporary shelter, especially within the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp. We partner with UNHCR for several programs.

Here’s just a sampling of our recent efforts for families in need from Myanmar

  • Improving basic facilities for displaced people living in camps
  • Providing water, hygiene, and shelter for marginalized communities
  • Delivering aid to survivors of natural disasters

Video from 2018.

Our reach across Myanmar, 2017-2019

389,000+ PEOPLE SERVED
IRUSA helps millions across the world
5 PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Myanmar a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

 


PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Myanmar fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in Myanmar or for Myanmar refugees in other countries.
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