The Rohingya are a persecuted Muslim nation from the Buddhist majority Burma. The authorities have used oppressive tactics such as burning down homes and villages in order to force the Rohingya to escape to neighbouring Bangladesh, almost 410,000 of them. The United Nations have stated that the Burmese military’s actions against the Rohingya is “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. In Bangladesh, although they are safe from violence, they still face poverty, malnutrition and starvation.
Thousands more refugees are expected to escape to Bangladesh by the end of the year. So this is going to be a long term problem.
“Many people [Rohingya refugees] are arriving [in Bangladesh] hungry, exhausted and with no food or water,” said Mark Pierce of Save the Children charity, adding; “I’m particularly worried that the demand for food, shelter, water and basic hygiene support is not being met due to the sheer number of people in need. If families can’t meet their basic needs, the suffering will get even worse and lives could be lost.”
Caravan of Mercy already have humanitarian operations in Bangladesh and we use our agents there to purchase and distribute aid to to refugees at the Burma/ Bangladesh border.
Please donate now and continue to give your support to the Rohingya.
Family Pack for distribution December 2017 (x 3,000 packs)
Plastic Sheet 8m x 8m, Plastic Mat, Chatai 5ft x 7 ft, Mosquito Net, Plastic Bucket, Plastic Plates, Plastic Water Cups, Plastic Water jug, Washing Powder, Washing Soap, Bathing Soap
Family Food Pack for distribution December 2017 (x 5,000 packs)
Rice, oil, Sugar, Daal (Lentils), Flattened Rice, Salt, Onions, Potatoes, Biscuits, Oral Saline, Milk Powder
Infant/ Baby Pack for distribution December 2017 (x 3,000 packs)
Lactogen Baby Milk, Cerelac Baby Feed, Baby Feeding Bottle, Baby Bowl & Spoon
Blankets (x 5,000 packs) for distribution December 2017
Medicine (x 5,000 packs) for distribution December 2017
Quran, Amma Para, Noorani Qaidah (x 30,000 packs) for distribution December 2017
Leda camp 16th 17th 18th October 2017 (completed)
-1,000 food parcels
-Medical camp medicine 1 week – 10 days (£3,500 worth)
-Pots and spoons 2,000
Barmapara camp: 15th October 2017 (completed)
3,000 food parcels
Cash tokens £1,000
Noyapara camp: October 2017 (completed)
2,000 food parcels
Photos below show the extent of our previous distributions to the refugees during October 2017