Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Nearly 700,000 refugees - mostly women and children - have fled to Bangladesh to escape horrific violence in Myanmar. Families are arriving with nothing, and are in desperate need of shelter and aid. It costs just $11 to send emergency supplies to rescue a refugee family.

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Life For the Rohingya

  • “If I could go to the grave and be born again, I could never forget what happened to us.” Hamida, 27, carried one child on her hip, one on her back, while her five-year-old walked 10 days to reach Bangladesh. Her husband is presumed dead.
    “If I could go to the grave and be born again, I could never forget what happened to us.” Hamida, 27, carried one child on her hip, one on her back, while her five-year-old walked 10 days to reach Bangladesh. Her husband is presumed dead.
  • Open sewage lines and contaminated water are breeding grounds for disease in the camps. Refugees arrived so quickly there was not enough time to prepare.
    Open sewage lines and contaminated water are breeding grounds for disease in the camps. Refugees arrived so quickly there was not enough time to prepare.
  • Children represent over half of all Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong refugee camp. Many are orphans, having lost their parents and families to extreme violence in Myanmar.
    Children represent over half of all Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong refugee camp. Many are orphans, having lost their parents and families to extreme violence in Myanmar.
  • 8-year-old Ramona lost her entire family while fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The boat they were traveling on capsized, and she was the only member of her family to survive. When a rescue crew found her, she was clinging to a dead body to stay afloat.
    8-year-old Ramona lost her entire family while fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The boat they were traveling on capsized, and she was the only member of her family to survive. When a rescue crew found her, she was clinging to a dead body to stay afloat.
  • Today, nearly 700,000 Rohingya are living in overcrowded refugee camps.
    Today, nearly 700,000 Rohingya are living in overcrowded refugee camps.
  • Arriving with nothing, each refugee family is homeless until they are able to build a makeshift shelter. But since the camp has quadrupled in size, space and supplies are scarce.
    Arriving with nothing, each refugee family is homeless until they are able to build a makeshift shelter. But since the camp has quadrupled in size, space and supplies are scarce.
  • Joharia Begum, 19, was married but lost her husband while fleeing, and assumes he’s dead. She is making a stove for her neighbor in exchange for rice to feed her 3-year-old son (left).
    Joharia Begum, 19, was married but lost her husband while fleeing, and assumes he’s dead. She is making a stove for her neighbor in exchange for rice to feed her 3-year-old son (left).
  • World Concern president, Jacinta Tegman, holds two sisters who were orphaned while fleeing Myanmar. When asked what happened to their parents, six-year-old Nurfatema (left) said one word: “gunshot.”
    World Concern president, Jacinta Tegman, holds two sisters who were orphaned while fleeing Myanmar. When asked what happened to their parents, six-year-old Nurfatema (left) said one word: “gunshot.”
Aaid fled one nightmare only to arrive in another.

Life Inside the Kutupalong Refugee Camp

Life Inside the Kutupalong Refugee Camp

World Concern is at the center of what is now the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.

Since violence broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar, in August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh.

Mothers, fathers, and children ran for their lives with no time to take anything with them. Food, clothing, livelihoods, even beloved family members - all were left behind. Nightmarish conditions greet them, but there is nowhere else to go. Rohingya refugees are among the most marginalized people in the world.

Because the camps are so overcrowded, many newly-arrived families are forced to the outskirts. Basic necessities such as food and shelter are severely lacking in these areas.

To save these refugee families, emergency supplies must be trucked 20 miles, but the road ends before supplies can get to them…

You are needed to walk alongside the Rohingya and provide critical aid to the families who need it most. With your support, these desperate families will receive emergency supplies including shelter kits and hygiene materials.

Donate Now »

Life Inside the Kutupalong Refugee Camp

World Concern is at the center of what is now the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.

Since violence broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar, in August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh.

Mothers, fathers, and children ran for their lives with no time to take anything with them. Food, clothing, livelihoods, even beloved family members - all were left behind. Nightmarish conditions greet them, but there is nowhere else to go. Rohingya refugees are among the most marginalized people in the world.

Because the camps are so overcrowded, many newly-arrived families are forced to the outskirts. Basic necessities such as food and shelter are severely lacking in these areas.

To save these refugee families, emergency supplies must be trucked 20 miles, but the road ends before supplies can get to them…

You are needed to walk alongside the Rohingya and provide critical aid to the families who need it most. With your support, these desperate families will receive emergency supplies including shelter kits and hygiene materials.

Donate Now »

How You Can Help Rohingya Refugees

How You Can Help

A Message from World Concern's President

Pray for Rohingya Refugees

"You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat..." Isaiah 25:4

Pray for comfort and help for the mothers, fathers, and children who fled for their lives, now homeless and without any provisions.

Pray for healing, physically and mentally, for the Rohingya who are sick and traumatized.

Pray for an outpouring of God's Spirit and support to reach and help refugee families.

How You Can Help Rohingya Refugees