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Video from 2018.

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

The United Nations once described minority groups from 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 Bazaar 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

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.

$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can distribute life-saving medical aid to those suffering from disease
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation

 


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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