Together, we can make it possible for people to survive
Since August 2017 more than 919,000 people, mostly women and children fled violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar to seek safety in the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Today, 1.3 million people are in need of aid in order to survive, and though the influx has slowed dramatically, people continue to arrive at the camps every day.
Red Cross teams have been helping people on both sides of the border since the crisis started.
We’ve opened an emergency hospital to care for those sick or injured. We are helping people access emergency shelter, toilets, food and safe drinking water. We are also providing personal and social support, and establishing safe spaces for women and children.
As the monsoon season approached we worked tirelessly helping people prepare by reinforcing their shelters and training them on what to do in the event of flooding, landslides or cyclones. We are now responding to those who have been affected by the severe weather events.
We continue to reconnect families who became separated as they fled, as well as help people learn the fate of their loved ones.
Our Myanmar Crisis Appeal is helping people get the essentials they need to survive and cope.
Together, we can ensure no crisis is too big to make a difference.
Donations raised will assist Red Cross in providing humanitarian support to people and communities affected by violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, including those who have sought safety in neighbouring countries. That support may include:
- emergency relief and recovery assistance such as food, water, sanitation, shelter and health initiatives
- sending specialist aid workers to assist in assessment, relief, recovery and disaster and crisis management operations, as well as restoring family links
- working in affected areas to strengthen local resilience and deliver relief and recovery services
*Should the funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the emergency needs of people in affected areas or if there are changes in circumstances beyond Red Cross' control, Red Cross will direct excess funds to responding to other crises and resilience.