MYANMAR EMERGENCY APPEAL
In recent months, the suffering of the mainly Muslim Community of Rakhine State, has escalated with unfathomable violence besieging the community in Myanmar and neighbouring areas.
Those lucky enough to escape with their lives, have faced fresh struggles due to poverty, displacement, injury and illness.
“I’ve never seen anything like it…
…thousands of people stuck in small camps on the outskirts of Sittwe. With absolutely nothing, some had arrived here in the last few weeks, others have been here for the last 5 years.
As we arrived to deliver much needed food assistance, I could feel the gravity of the situation in the very air that I breathed. The faces spoke of unspeakable trauma but also immense courage.
Though our response provided much needed support, it is still not enough. We all need to do more.”
– Sahedul Islam, Programme Officer, Muslim Aid.
So far, thousands of you have responded to this horrific humanitarian crisis and have supported our teams on the ground to deliver life-saving aid.
We are making a difference because of you.
Muslim Aid is one of a select few humanitarian charities authorised and permitted to work inside Myanmar by the authorities. We have been Distributing food, medicine and shelter, we have saved lives and provided comfort and relief to traumatised, desperate people.
In the last few months alone over 16,000 people have received aid by the Muslim Aid Family so far.
That is amazing.
But it’s just a drop in the ocean.
Thousands more still need us.
Approximately 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Myanmar and over 500,000 have been forced to flee the area.
Donate now to our Emergency Appeal and help us to save those who have lost everything.
MUSLIM AID – MYANMAR
Since the horrendous attacks that occurred in 2012, Muslim Aid has been working tirelessly to establish itself within Myanmar, making it one of the few Muslim NGOs working on the ground. In this interview, CEO Hamid Azad speaks about his experiences there and the work that has been carried out by Muslim Aid staff.
Almost three years after a state of emergency was declared in Rakhine, Myanmar, around 800,000 Rohingyan people remain displaced, living in camps and makeshift shelters.
Persecuted for decades, with no place to call home, they are desperate for your help. Many have no hope to flee the violence as neighbouring countries have closed their borders due to increasing influx of refugees.
They desperately need food, water and healthcare.
Since 2013, Muslim Aid have been on the ground providing emergency aid and long-term development programmes to the internally displaced in Myanmar.
We now need to provide emergency healthcare through mobile clinics, food and water and medicine.