Life changed dramatically for over 700,000 Rohingya people in August 2017. Extreme violence, targeted at this ethnic minority group, forced families to flee across the border of Myanmar into Bangladesh.

The atrocities committed against the Rohingya people are impossible to comprehend.

They left their homes and all they knew with little more than the clothes on their backs and arrived to nothing. Months later, the situation has improved very little. Refugee camps are overcrowded and lack the essentials, including proper sanitation. Because of this, the risk of disease outbreaks are enormous. There are few opportunities to work in the refugee camps, so most have no way to provide for themselves.

Nearly one million Rohingya people now live in a small corner of Bangladesh and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

For women and girls, security is a constant concern. It is often not safe to travel throughout the camps alone, particularly at night. With cultural expectations that women prepare meals, they are often left isolated with little to no interaction with others. To address this, World Renew is constructing community kitchens where women can safely gather.

World Renew has also already provided food assistance to over 290,000 people, and helped a further 13,500 in preparation for devastating monsoon rains.
This is possible because of your generous support, matched by the Canadian Government and members of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Please pray for the safety of the Rohingya families living in such perilous situations, and that the oppression of this people group would come to an end.

We need your support to continue this response. Please join us today. Together we can change stories from despair to hope.