Case study: Rohingya families seek refuge

"Our partner Caritas Bangladesh is on the ground to provide emergency aid for these refugees, who are arriving hungry, weak and sick." Janet Symes, CAFOD Head of Region for Asia and the Middle East

Over 500,000 people are estimated to have fled into Bangladesh to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Many of these refugees are sleeping in the open air and are in desperate need of food and water. Others are in makeshift refugee camps along the side of the road, or wherever they can find space.

Rajida had to walk to the border while heavily pregnant. She gave birth to her daughter in Bangladesh, under plastic sheeting in the middle of a rice paddy. "When I saw that she was healthy, I was so happy. I gave thanks to God."

CAFOD are working through their partner, Caritas Bangladesh, to provide emergency shelter, urgently needed food and clean water for families like Rajida's.

This gift will give hope to refugee families whose lives have been turned upside down. It will mean we are ready to make a life-changing difference to a family in great need during an emergency.

Emergency water

When disaster strikes, this amazing charity gift could make a life-saving difference to a family in urgent need. It will provide essential clean water to a family who have nothing to drink after an emergency.

Why buy this Emergency water gift?

  • Help us be there quickly in a crisis with this meaningful gift that can provide essential water for mothers and children in need.
  • This gift allows us to react quickly to emergencies through our partners already at work on the ground.
  • We can then stay for the long term, helping communities to rebuild their lives so that they can be better prepared the next time an emergency hits.

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