The already grim situation for the Rohingya has escalated into a humanitarian catastrophe. Half a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh as the army’s campaign of ethnic cleansing and violence has reached unprecedented levels – 60% of these are children. Thousands more are arriving each day.
The timing could not be worse. Already impoverished Bangladeshi communities, which remain underwater from recent near record rainfalls, are ill-equipped to host scores of traumatised new arrivals.
At SpinningTop, we have begun an appeal to meet this humanitarian crisis. All proceeds will go through Children on the Edge who have been working with Rohingya families in the refugee camps for the past 7 years.
“Our years of experience working with the Rohingya refugee community here makes us uniquely placed to respond to the current crisis. We are responding to both the immediate relief needs of the new arrivals (rice, clean water, clean toilets, tarpaulins). As well as preparing to provide safe spaces for children once the crisis passes and the world’s attention turns elsewhere. There are hundreds of thousands of newly-displaced, stateless children who are extremely vulnerable, arriving in communities where we are working." – Children on the Edge
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