Monsoon season has made life even more precarious for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees — including more than 500,000 children — living in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Landslides and flooding have destroyed homes, disrupted lives and damaged learning centers and water and sanitation facilities. For these ethnic Muslims, the majority of them chased out of Myanmar by a brutal military campaign in 2017, every day is a struggle to stay alive.
UNICEF provides urgently needed health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation services
Your zakat contributions, combined with the support of other generous donors, have helped UNICEF provide urgently needed health, nutrition, education, child protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to Rohingya children.
In the first half of 2019, UNICEF and partners:
- admitted 8,598 Rohingya children under the age of 5 to 35 outpatient therapeutic programs for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition, with an overall success rate of 96.5 percent
- fully immunized 56,494 infants living in camps and host communities, protecting them against measles, diphtheria and other diseases
Monthly donors sustain UNICEF's work to provide a better future for Rohingya children
Rohingya children in Bangladesh are growing up in what has become the world's largest refugee camp. The persecution that drove them from Myanmar is not their fault, but they are paying the highest price. Thank you for your generous contributions. With your sustained support, UNICEF can continue providing the services and protection these vulnerable children need to survive and thrive.
Top photo: On July 11, 2019, 11-year-old Jannatul Noor (in orange pants) stands with her family outside their shelter in Jamtoli camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Their home was partially damaged during recent monsoon rains. She attends a UNICEF-supported learning center nearby and hopes to return to Myanmar one day. © UNICEF/UN0326726/Sujan