Since the conflict in Myanmar broke out, Muslim Aid has responded with emergency aid and long-term development programmes to support the internally displaced Rohingya community.
In 2013, Muslim Aid set up a field office in Myanmar, in order to deliver targeted solutions to the several issues Rohingya IDP’s are facing, from inadequate healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities.
With your generous support, Muslim Aid has provided a lifeline to those affected by the region’s troubles. Our work began with the distribution of essentials, such as mosquito nets, clothing and hygiene packs to 200 households in Basar camp and to 2,700 households in Thea Chung camp to help prevent the spread of diseases in the overcrowded refugee settlements. A further 1,000 households received non-food items.
Our emergency relief also extended to Bangladesh, where 14,007 refugees from Myanmar were among the 25,007 recipients of healthcare, food, clean water, sanitary and security provisions. To facilitate this vital work, Muslim Aid opened offices in Yangon and Sittwe to ensure that our efforts are sustained. A team was also sent to Myanmar from Muslim Aid UK to visit the refugees and carry out a vital needs assessment. Since then, plans have been made for further provision of shelter, healthcare, education and skills development.