Myanmar Bangladesh Crisis Myanmar Bangladesh Crisis

CARE is providing urgent food and assistance to refugees

CARE is providing urgent food and assistance to refugees

Conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar has affected over one million people and more than 600,000 people have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Children account for more than half of the people who have fled to Bangladesh. And tragically, more than one thousand of those children have arrived in Bangladesh alone, without either of their parents. They are exhausted, hungry, and desperate.

Their situation is dire and without our help, the suffering will not end.

What is CARE doing? 

“The situation of the refugees is worsening by the minute. They came to Bangladesh with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. They walked for long distances for days to reach safety,“ says Zia Choudhury, CARE Bangladesh’s Country Director. “In Cox’s Bazar, close to the Myanmar border, families are sleeping in fields and on muddy paths. They have nowhere else to go. The people who have fled Rakhine State are in desperate need of clean drinking water, food, medical help and a safe place to sleep.”

CARE is delivering emergency food supplies and shelter items, and is treating children with severe acute malnutrition. We are preparing to distribute hygiene and safe delivery kits and provide health services.

Watch an update from Balukhali camp in Bangladesh:

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Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card. Download this form, print it out and mail it, including a cheque or credit card information CARE Australia Reply Paid 61843 Canberra ACT 2601 Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.