This year marks three years since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled genocide in Myanmar. Many were forced to find shelter in overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees continue to face many hurdles in the refugee camps, where accessing  food and medical care can be difficult. Additionally, lack of clean water, sanitation and proper hygiene facilities prove to be challenging.

Since the beginning of the crisis, PWS&D, in partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance members, has responded and continues to respond to the needs of thousands of Rohingya refugees by:

  • Providing life-saving food assistance
  • Meeting the need for temporary shelter and water and sanitation services
  • Ensuring psychosocial assistance is available to those who need it

    This extended Rohingya family lives in a crowded makeshift shelter in the Chakmarkul Refugee Camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

COVID-19 
COVID-19 has only increased the obstacles many Rohingya refugees are facing. Social distancing in overcrowded refugee camps is nearly impossible, and access to sanitation and hygiene facilities remains a constant challenge.

In response, through the ACT Alliance, PWS&D is helping ensure that families have access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities to help prevent the spread of the disease. Families are also receiving food vouchers to help them meet their basic needs and boost the local economy.

Support our continued  response to the Rohingya crisis by clicking below or calling us at 1-800-619-7301 or 416-441-1111 x291. Mark your donation “Rohingya Crisis.”