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Asia - Bangladesh - Rohingya crisis appeal aid given out

Emergency aid being given to vulnerable families who have fled their homes in Myanmar for Bangladesh.

Although CAFOD's Rohingya Crisis Appeal is now closed, we continue to respond to similar emergencies around the world.

Since 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar and now live in makeshift shelters in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Most of these refugees – mainly women and children – continue to need emergency aid just to survive day to day.

What is CAFOD doing to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh?

Our local experts have been providing practical help in Cox's Bazar since the camp was set up in 2017. We are continuing to work around the clock to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in makeshift camps receive the aid they need.

So far, we have reached more than 360,000 Rohingya refugees with lifesaving help.

Together with Caritas Bangladesh - supported by dedicated teams of local aid workers and volunteers, with your generous donations we have 

  • provided food, kitchen supplies and blankets to over 89,000 vulnerable families 

  • installed 300 solar street lights, meaning women, children and the elderly can use water and toilet facilities at night

  • rebuilt temporary homes for 40,000 families, meaning they have somewhere to safer to shelter together.


Support our Emergency Response Team

The Emergency Response Team is funded by our loyal regular donors who have chosen to specifically support our emergencies work.

Many humanitarian situations can escalate quickly so having regular donations that we can depend on gives us the flexibility and agility we need to respond and react to emergencies whenever they strike.