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Helping Fleeing Rohingya

The Rohingya are a persecuted minority in Bangladesh. Though they’ve lived in their community for many generations, they’re viewed as illegal immigrants by the Myanmar government.

Many of them have migrated to the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh. We support 800 people living in this area, many of whom have left everything behind.

Schools

Education is extremely important. It is often the difference between being able to improve your own life and relying on handouts from others forever.

Many Rohingya families could not previously send their children to school because their youngsters had to work to help feed the family. Now, we’re providing daily school meals to those who are enrolled in education. This means that Rohingya parents are sending their children to school to make sure that they eat, and their children are learning how to make their lives better. We feed 634 Rohingya schoolchildren.

Families

There are many families in Cox’s Bazar that are struggling to make ends meet. We’re feeding 216 people through our Rohingya families project. Each family receives three meals a day, alleviating the threat of food poverty and enabling them to focus their time and energy on working themselves out of poverty.

October 2017

Please note that we’ve since launched our emergency Rohingya food appeal. You can support this appeal by using the donate bar at the top of this page, or you can click here for more information.

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