Rohingya Response

TEAR Australia has launched the Rohingya Response to raise money to support the critical humanitarian needs of displaced Rohingya people in Bangladesh.
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Our response will be coordinated through our long-term partner World Renew working alongside their experienced local partner, Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB). More info.

Whole families have fled to Bangladesh and now live in temporary plastic shelters.

Photo © Medical Teams International

Families and groups have set up camps across the border from Myanmar in Bangladesh.

Photo by Kelly Rae, TEAR Australia

People are coping with late monsoon rain under bamboo and plastic sheets.

Photo by Kelly Rae, TEAR Australia

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Renewed tensions in Rakhine State, Myanmar have seen more than 693,000 people fleeing their communities and homes, leaving nearly everything they owned behind, and taking refuge in Bangladesh.

TEAR Australia has launched the Rohingya Response to raise money to support the critical humanitarian needs of displaced Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

Our response is being coordinated through our long-term partner World Renew working alongside their experienced local partner, Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) with work currently underway.

Donations to the Rohingya Response are providing essential non-food items for around 2000 households (18,000 people) and include items such as solar lights for the night and for security, umbrellas and raincoats to cope with the monsoon rains, large plastic containers and basic hygiene items like soap for health and to prevent diseases.

Communities hosting these refugees have shown tremendous generosity but are also experiencing the pressures of making room for such a large population – this has impacted natural resources, access to food and livelihoods. As part of the relief response, support is also being provided to 700 host community families.

The situation in the refugee camps is complex and constantly changing. Our partners have adapted some of the non-food items previously planned to ensure these are suitable for the changing needs and weather conditions, and in line with government requirements.

TEAR's South Asia Team Leader Kelly Rae visited the Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh and described the situation as serious.

Please donate now to support the Rohingya Response and continue to pray for World Renew and the CCDB team as they support this response.

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About TEAR

TEAR Australia is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. Our vision is for a just and compassionate world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential. We currently support 78 local partners in 24 countries around the world. More about TEAR.

Pray for the Rohingya

  • Pray for an end to the violence that is happening in Rakhine State.
  • Pray also for the work TEAR Australia is doing in Myanmar through our local partners.
  • Please pray that aid will get through to those forcibly displaced people most in need, and for the Bangladesh government as they seek to ensure humanitarian support for the Rohingya.
  • Please pray for TEAR Australia and our International partners as we seek to make plans for an effective relief response for those who have sought refuge in Bangladesh.

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