Reports of killing and abuse have led the UN to call the Rohingya Crisis a ‘textbook example’ of ethnic cleansing.
Since August, over 600,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to travel by foot, through the mountains, to Bangladesh.
It’s estimated that 480,000 of these Rohingyas are women and children and their journey from Myanmar to Bangladesh takes days.
Once they arrive, these families are exhausted and with this amount of people the refugee camps are chaotic.
Many families have left their homes with nothing and are in desperate need of shelter, lighting, and water.
This is where you come in. These families need life-changing aid.
Are you up for the challenge? Help now.
Triple Your Impact
With thanks to two very generous donors and the Canadian Government’s Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund*, any Giving Tuesday gift you give will be tripled.
That means your gift of $50 becomes $150 or your gift of $100 becomes $300!
Your gift could help provide items like shelter, tarpaulins, ropes, blankets, lights and water carriers to help vulnerable families in need.
By sending your gift now, you’ll be helping families like Guljar’s.
In the middle of the night, 40-year-old Guljar and her four children fled Myanmar.
They headed for the mountains and traveled by foot until they reached Bangladesh.
At the refugee camp, the family was given black plastic sheeting and bamboo poles for shelter – but it’s not adequate protection from the blistering heat and heavy rains.
Worse still, with this extreme heat and heavy rains, disease could spread rapidly.
You can provide sustainable shelter and security to families during their bleakest days
Triple your impact and send your Giving Tuesday gift today.
*The Government of Canada announced that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities (including ShelterBox Canada) until November 28th, 2017, the Government will contribute an equivalent amount to their own Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund. ShelterBox Canada is participating in the matching program up to $75,000 raised. This is the amount we can currently guarantee will be spent on our response to this crisis.