Urgent Appeal: Rohingya Refugee Camp Fire
On 7th January part of the giant Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh caught fire.
Around a thousand homes were destroyed in the fire, leaving around 5,000 people homeless. Most have lost almost everything. Again.
The world’s largest refugee camp hosts over one million refugees who have fled genocide in Myanmar. But the government of Bangladesh doesn’t want them there, and forces Rohingya refugees to live in temporary shelters in cramped conditions surrounded by high fences. It isn’t safe, and fires are a constant danger.
International governments, who failed to take action to prevent genocide, have savagely cut aid to the refugees. The British government alone has cut aid by around 80%.
Rohingya refugees have had their rations cut. Half the refugees are children.
Your donation will help pay for rebuilding homes and replacing lost clothing and basic essentials.
Advance Myanmar will make sure your donation reaches local community organisations in the camps who are helping the families impacted by the fire.
Please make a donation here.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the Gift Aid box so that your donation will be increased by 25%.