Since August 2017, more than 700,000 people from Myanmar's Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence. Most of the refugees, around 80%, are women, children, and babies.
As thousands of people flee each week, some have not made the journey as boats have capsized and people have drowned. The bulk of those who have fled are living in makeshift camps, fields and muddy paths in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh across from the Myanmar border.
This scale of influx is putting enormous strain on the Bangladesh government and local communities who are already facing poverty.
People are in desperate need of shelter, food, clean water and sanitation, and health services. A large number of children under five are suffering from severe malnutrition and there is also fear of a cholera outbreak. Women and girls, in particular, are at serious risk. CARE’s team have met women who have shared horrific stories of sexual violence, including rape and trafficking, experienced in their journey to escape Myanmar.
Please donate today to help the thousands of people impacted by this terrible conflict.
Please note that if we are unable to use these funds for the emergency outlined above, it will be redirected to CARE’s emergency response fund and used to respond to an emergency.