Described by the UN as ‘the most persecuted minority’, the Rohingya population have been subjected to years of genocide, ethnic cleansing and systematic discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. More than 1.1 million Rohingya refugees reside in Bangladesh with children making up 55% of the displaced population.
Highly congested camps, unsanitary conditions and poor nutrition contribute to the prevalence of communicable diseases among the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar. As the population continues to grow, the Rohingya people are in the throes of a critical humanitarian emergency.
I will be fundraising for food packs to be distributed amongst the needy Muslims of Rohingya (Zakah accepted).