After more than 50 years of religious persecution, these Muslims in Myanmar face what the United Nations has referred to as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing" by the country’s leaders.

Survivors report that Myanmar security forces are raiding their villages, raping women, brutally murdering families, and then torching the remains of the community so that the Rohingya will be unable to return.

Groups Taking Action:
  • Action Against Hunger: This organization has worked in Bangladesh since 2007 to provide refugees with hot meals and water, malnutrition screenings, mental health counselors, and sanitation and hygiene supplies.
  • Doctors Without Borders: This medical organization has provided basic health care and vaccination services to the Rohingya well before the start of the current crisis.
  • BRAC: This Bangladesh-based emergency response group builds toilets and wells, provides medical treatment and child-safe spaces, and distributes much-needed supplies such as lamps, buckets, sleeping mats and sanitary pads to refugees in need.

Read the full article on helping Rohingya refugees by Hayley Fox at GOOD Magazine