DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT ROHINGYA REFUGEES
The Rohingya are fleeing violence and persecution, and desperately need your support
IHRC Trust is raising funds to help MAPIM deliver critical aid to Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh and Malaysia.
Some 75,000 victims have so far managed to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh since the outbreak of violence on 25 August, but others have had their escape cut off by Dhaka which has historically sought to confine the Rohingya to Myanmar despite sharing a common faith and language. Many others have died attempting to make the perilous journey across thick jungle and swollen rivers.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes in Rakhine State after the Myanmar government launched what media reports described as a "scorched earth" policy in areas inhabited by the Rohingya.
Fleeing Rohingya refugees have reported children being beheaded alive and women being dragged away by soldiers to be raped, and an estimated 3,000 homes have been burned down.
The plight of the Rohingya is becoming increasingly desperate now that aid agencies including the UN have either left the area for their own safety or are being prevented from entering by the Myanmar authorities.
MAPIM is on the ground distributing essential items to those fleeing to Bangladesh and Malaysia. They have already distributed large quantities of food, clothing and medical equipment.
They need your support today to get even more aid to our Rohingya brothers and sisters. Your donation and Gift Aid will be sent to MAPIM to help provide lifesaving aid to Rohingya refugees today.
"...and whoever saves the life of a person is as if he has saved the life of the whole of humankind..." [Quran 5:32]