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Devastating Fire Tears Through Cox’s Bazar

On March 5, a massive fire tore through the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Around 12,000 refugees have been displaced, over 2,000 shelters have been damaged or destroyed, and over 90 facilities have been damaged including hospitals, mosques, learning centers, and water networks.

Islamic Relief is working to provide immediate emergency aid including shelter and water and sanitation needs. Join us and help support your brothers and sisters in their time of need.

Focus on the Rohingya

Myanmar’s Rakhine State is home to the Rohingya. It is the least developed state in the country with a poverty rate of 78% compared to the 37.5% national average, according to the World Bank. Government restrictions have been put in place against the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, on marriage, family planning, employment, education, religious freedom, and freedom of movement.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled persecution in Rakhine, fueling a humanitarian crisis. Most have fled to Bangladesh, which has limited land and resources. Some have also fled to Malaysia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia.

We Need YOUR Help

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Myanmar, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.

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Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Bangladesh

Our main intervention includes providing humanitarian aid to internally displaced people and host communities in Rakhine State including the following:

  • Food aid
  • Emergency shelter
  • Access to clean water, sanitation, and health services

We also work to provide emergency relief for natural disasters including building shelters for those affected by cyclones.

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer.  You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!

We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.