Rohingya Emergency Appeal
It's been 2 years since the violent attacks on the Rohingya community in Myanmar in August 2017.
They left thousands dead, and hundreds of thousands traumatised and fleeing to Bangladesh in search of safety.
There are now almost 1 million Rohingya refugees living in the extremely densely populated area of Cox's Bazar on the coast of Bangladesh, making it the world's largest refugee camp. These people are struggling to survive day by day without access to proper healthcare, sanitation, education or nutrition.
The crisis is vast, but thanks to your donation, we are making a BIG difference to those in need.
Alhamdulillah, we have provided free medical care to 60,000 people, nutritional support to 20,000 Rohingya who were battling malnutrition, essentials like cookingstoves and baby clothes to 3,000 families, 112,000 litres of clean water, sanitary blocks and latrines for hundreds of families, emergency shelter for 250 families and many women, adolescent and child-friendly spaces, so that people can come together to learn and overcome their trauma as a supported community.
Health and Nutrition Centres
We've set up 3 Health and Nutrition Centres, through which we have provided free medical care to over 18,000 Rohingya people,including 10,800 families. We've also provided nutritional support to over 20,000 people, Alhamdulillah!
Emergency Flooring Protects Families from Floods
Penny Appeal has installed safe, lightweight and hardy emergency flooring in 250 refugee homes, helping insulate themand offering protection from the floods. We also installed the flooring in our child-friendly spaces, helping keep 160 children safe.
Child Friendly Spaces
We have opened 7 child-friendly centres in the camps, which are a life-line for families! Our child friendly spaces offer activities such aspsychological support, counselling, and lessons on hygiene awareness. 500 children are currently enrolled, receiving the help they need.
Women Friendly Spaces
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled their homes in Burma last year following deadly violence, and many women were victims of sexual violence and abuse.Now, Penny Appeal is working to champion the mental, physical and economic well being of Rohingya women. We have worked to support 13 women friendly spaces inside the camps to give thousands of women and adolescent girls the access they need to health information, protection services, and psychosocial support.