£1000 for Rohingya Emergency Appeal.
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, to seek refuge in Bangladesh in recent weeks. There are now more than half a million people, mostly women and children, in urgent need of food, shelter, medical care and water. Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries on earth, and after the worst rains in 20 years, is struggling to cope with this influx of refugees. The country has kept its borders open, offering safety and shelter to fleeing families, with amazing generosity being shown by local villages and communities. However the refugees are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance for basic needs such as food and water.
With close travel ties in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, we here at Wild Frontiers were upset by the plight of the Rohingya people, displaced after fleeing violence in their villages. Wanting to help, through our foundation, we have donated £1000 to the Disaster Emergency Committee emergency appeal, which is helping to provide shelter, clothing, food and medical care for more than 500,000 people, as well as helping the overstretched Bangladeshi communities hosting them.
If you would also like to donate you can do so here – https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/emergency-appeal