Hundreds of thousands of people have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh since August this year due to violence, with more arriving each day.
Informal settlements and refugee camps are overflowing and people are living where they can; in makeshift tents, alongside highways and on the streets. With violence continuing the humanitarian situation is likely to worsen.
How will donations to the Myanmar Emergency Appeal be used?
Funds raised will assist Red Cross to provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected by violence in Rakhine State, 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, deliver relief and recovery services
Families are struggling to survive in what are extremely dangerous and distressing circumstances.
Please help them by donating now.
Check out Intrepid’s Blog on the crisis here.
Donations to this project are eligible for a tax deduction in Australia only. Receipts will be issued via email prior to the end of the Australian Financial Year.
Photos: AJ Ghani/IFRC