Myanmar (Burma) Appeal
The Rohingya people are stateless and have nowhere to go. Homeless and without the means to earn a living, hundreds and thousands are suffering on a daily basis from the violence and poverty enforced upon them.
Muslim Rohingya children are suffering from severe malnutrition in overcrowded camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Most are not in school and desperate for an education.
Muslim Aid was one of the few charities working in Myanmar. With your help, we have been able to provide a lifeline to the Rohingya people. Just some examples of our work include:
- Skills training and livelihood support to 30,852 people.
- Healthcare, free medicine, diagnosis, referrals, nutrition consultancy, therapeutic feeding, and supplementary feeding to 17,680 people.
- Shelter repair & renovation to 91,715 people.
- Supporting over 100,000 refugees with education, nutrition, microfinance, disaster management and water and sanitation projects in different parts of the Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh.
However, with an escalating humanitarian crisis, there is still much work to do, and the Rohingya people still need your help.
Please donate generously.
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.
Heavy monsoon rains since the beginning of June this year has caused severe flooding in five states in Myanmar, damaging 4,000 homes and several bridges.
On 1 July, heavy rain started across the country, causing flooding and landslides in Rakhine, Sagaing and Kachin. The Rakhine State Government reported thatv more than 24,306 people were displaced.
With Muslim Aid’s presence on the ground, the delivery of aid for people affected by the disaster has been fast and effective . A total of 2,700 hygiene kits, 1,485 rice sacks were distributed to the flood affected people. Plans are also underway to repair buildings, houses and sanitation facilities. MA are also looking into cleaning water resources and providing livelihood programmes to get people back on their feet.
Muslim Aid started its intervention in one of the unofficial settlement at Leda, Teknaf in Bangladesh in April 2008 with livelihood interventions for around 15,000 rohingya refugees
Muslim Aid has expanded its intervention programme to other core areas of health, nutrition, security and protection, shelter, water and sanitation with the financial support of European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).
A brief details of MA project interventions, funding and beneficiaries during 2008 – 2015
Skills training and livelihood support
Healthcare, free medicine, diagnosis, referrals consultancy, Therapeutic feeding, Supplementary feeding
Health, Nutrition, Security & Protection, , WASH,
Over 3,700 internally displaced children in Sittwe, Rakhine State will be given the opportunity to go back to school thanks to Muslim Aid’s emergency education project. Since the communal conflict began in 2012, Muslim communities have been confined to camps or have returned to their villages. A number of these villages are underdeveloped and lack adequate sanitation facilities. As movement restrictions are placed upon the Muslim community, many face challenges in gaining access to education and healthcare services.
Children living in camps and villages have not been able to go to school for almost two years, especially as many of them are not furnished and lack basic facilities. Muslim Aid’s emergency education project aims to rehabilitate internally displaced children back into education and refurbish schools that have been destroyed due to conflict. Since the project began, students have been given stationary supplies, which include books and bags. Teachers at various schools were given stationary to help them carry out lessons. Muslim Aid will work with the Ministry of Education in Myanmar to conduct essential training for teachers in February 2015.
Muslim Aid also constructed a temporary learning space and renovated a school in the village of Done Pyin. Schools in the villages of Dar Paing and Min Gun were also given a makeover, complete with brand new bathrooms and furniture. Surrounding areas near the schools and villages were re-developed with new water wells. A total of 19 hand-pump wells have been constructed in different villages.