In recent months, the suffering of the mainly Muslim Community of Rakhine State, has escalated with unfathomable violence besieging the community in Myanmar and neighbouring areas.
Those lucky enough to escape with their lives, have faced fresh struggles due to poverty, displacement, injury and illness.
“I’ve never seen anything like it…
…thousands of people stuck in small camps on the outskirts of Sittwe. With absolutely nothing, some had arrived here in the last few weeks, others have been here for the last 5 years.
As we arrived to deliver much needed food assistance, I could feel the gravity of the situation in the very air that I breathed. The faces spoke of unspeakable trauma but also immense courage.
Though our response provided much needed support, it is still not enough. We all need to do more.”
- Sahedul Islam, Programme Officer, Muslim Aid.
So far, thousands of you have responded to this horrific humanitarian crisis and have supported our teams on the ground to deliver life-saving aid.
We are making a difference because of you.
Muslim Aid is one of a select few humanitarian charities authorised and permitted to work inside Myanmar by the authorities. We have been Distributing food, medicine and shelter, we have saved lives and provided comfort and relief to traumatised, desperate people.
In the last few months alone over 16,000 people have received aid so far.
That is amazing.
But it’s just a drop in the ocean.
Thousands more still need us.
Approximately 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Myanmar and over 500,000 have been forced to flee the area.
Donate now to our Emergency Appeal and help us to save those who have lost everything