Myanmar Refugee Crisis


Families fleeing Myanmar are in desperate need. Our staff are on the ground and are reporting unimaginable suffering. These refugees are living in makeshift tents, with little access to food, clean drinking water, and other basic needs, in the increasingly crowded camps.

of refugees fleeing the conflict are children
of refugee children under 5 are malnourished
refugees have received humanitarian assistance from World Vision

Desperate families need our help right now

Desperate families need our help right now
Families have arrived in their hundreds of thousands into Bangladesh since August and continue to flood in. Living in spontaneous settlements, they have seen their homes burned, parents killed, children growing weak and sick, and now face food and water shortages.

Little Faizal’s mother has died and he has not seen his father since he watched him being arrested and taken away. He clings to his Aunty Najma. She told us “At night he shudders at times. In his sleep he keeps crying and calling out daddy.”

These children not only need urgent food, water and shelter, but support for the trauma they have been through and a safe place to play and learn. We’re here, providing this and more. These are strong, resilient families but right now they are also desperate.

World Vision is on the ground delivering emergency aid

World Vision is on the ground delivering emergency aid
We will continue to provide emergency food to refugees who have not eaten in days after crossing the border. With the high number of pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five in the camps we are focusing our food on them to ensure they are receiving adequate nutrition. 

We are trucking in clean water and constructing wells, building toilets and providing safe places for women to bath. A major challenge is to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases in the camps, particularly cholera.

Importantly we have opened Child Friendly Spaces where children are coming together to play and learn and get support for the trauma they’ve been through.

We are distributing personal and home items such as clothes, flashlights, soap, beds, blankets and cooking utensils. We are also helping mums and babies with nappies, breastfeeding covers, swaddles and baby toys.
 

World Vision New Zealand is proudly supported by The Warehouse. You can also donate to our Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Appeal at The Warehouse stores nationwide.

Your donation today will support families fleeing Myanmar who are in desperate need