Rohingya Crisis Appeal 

Rohingya Crisis Appeal 

Our partner, Caritas Bangladesh, is distributing vital food aid to vulnerable refugees

CAFOD and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) are working together to respond to the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis in Bangladesh.  Alongside our local partner Caritas Bangladesh, we have begun to distribute emergency aid to vulnerable families. The aid is providing newly arrived refugees with food, water and shelter, meeting their basic needs for survival.

“Every donation will have an impact on the frontline of this crisis, literally making the difference between life and death over the coming weeks,” said Chris Bain, CAFOD’s Director.

Forty local aid workers from CAFOD’s partner Caritas Bangladesh – supported by many volunteers – are delivering emergency aid for families in Kutupalong and Moinargona Camp, and in Teknaf Upazila. They are distributing 4 kg of dal (pulse), 500 gsm of salt, 2 litres of edible oil and 1 kg of sugar to each family, as well as giving them plates, spoons, cups and kitchen utensils.

“Bangladesh is doing what she can”, said Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, Archbishop of Dhaka, who has just visited the refugees. “Out of her poverty, she is sharing her riches, our human values, the treasure of our culture.”

Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is a member, has launched an emergency appeal for the refugees. Many of the refugees, from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, are in a desperate state: sleeping in the open on muddy hillsides during the monsoon season, without food or water. Others are in makeshift refugee camps along the side of the road, or wherever they can find space. Food, clean water and sanitation, and medical and health services are urgently needed.

What can I do to help?

Please pray for people affected by this crisis

You can donate to CAFOD:  · Online: Donate to our Rohingya Crisis Appeal

· Or by Phone: 08085 858 885

 

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