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 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:
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 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
Video from 2018.
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.