More than 900,000 Rohingya people have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017 creating the world’s largest refugee camp.
Samaritan’s Purse built a 70-bed clinic when deadly diphtheria spread rapidly through the camp housing Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar late last year. We also constructed two 24-bed wards at nearby Memorial Christian Hospital for patients needing advanced surgical care. Our DC-8 cargo jet airlifted 20 tons of medical supplies and equipment to Bangladesh.
Now we have transitioned our clinic into a treatment center for waterborne diseases as the rainy season brings an onslaught of new problems. Recent reports show that more than 4,000 cases of acute diarrhea were reported in just one week.
Your financial support is urgently needed for us to continue helping those suffering in East Africa as we seek to provide life-saving assistance, a future and hope.