The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, recently asked a group of Rohingya mothers at a makeshift refugee camp in Bangladesh what their children needed the most.
The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, recently asked a group of Rohingya mothers at a makeshift refugee camp in Bangladesh what their children needed the most. Their response: “Everything.”
In the past month alone, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 480,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State – what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”– and crossed into Bangladesh. In total, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees are believed to be living in Bangladesh.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
DONATE: To help provide resources for humanitarian partners to provide life-saving aid to people in emergencies, including the Rohingya, you can donate to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the UN’s Myanmar Humanitarian Fund.
RAISE YOUR VOICE: Talk to your friends, family, and social media networks about what is happening, why more support is needed, and how they can get involved. We need to make sure this crisis gets the international attention it needs, so vulnerable families can get the support they need.
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