Arakan Crisis

Arakan Crisis

What is Happening?

The long-standing Myanmar Crisis has been intensified again by the end of August. In Arakan, a region of Myanmar and where Rohingya Muslims are living, the death toll exceeds 400 people and most of them are children. UNICEF also indicated that more than 1,400 children were left as orphans. According to the report of the United Nations, more than 400,000 Arakanites were reportedly fleeing from the violence and entered Bangladesh. 60% of this figure are children. Due to the speed and size of the migration flow, there are problems in the region on responding urgent needs.

According to the ISCG report, 145 thousand people reside in the officially established refugee camps in Bangladesh; it is stated that 88 thousand people have taken refuge next to local communities in the region. In addition, it is stated that 196 thousand people settled in six randomly established areas. According to the common needs assessment, 67% of the 128 thousand Arakanites living in five temporary settlements and new areas that form spontaneously consist of women, while approximately 60% of the total number is reported to be children. 9% of these figures are babies under one year of age and 23% are children under five years of age. The remaining 28% consisted of children aged 6-18 years.

Some of the refugees in the refuge area try to survive in open air, exposed to trauma, fatigue, sickness and hunger due to the incidents they experienced while trying to build a hut. It is stated that people who can reach the area after walking 60 km in 6 days have food, water and shelter needs.

Tens of thousands of people who have migrated from Arakan to Bangladesh or other countries are still waiting on the border. Those who succeed in migrating are trying to live under difficult conditions in various refugee camps, the largest of which is Kutupalong.

What do We do?

Yeryüzü Doktorları continue to work for health care support in the region. Continuing to provide health assistance to the region reached under difficult conditions, Yeryüzü Doktorları continue to work together with other aid organizations in the region and continue to address urgent needs.

What can you do?

With little donations, you can lead to great changes in the lives of people you don’t know at all. Because all the support to date have been made with the strength we gained from your goodness.