The Rohingya people are going through hell and desperately need our help.
More than 480,000 people – roughly the population of Edinburgh – have fled for their lives into Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine State which began on 25th August.
Many have experienced horrific brutality and the destruction of their homes and villages. They are traumatised, vulnerable and desperately need our help.
Limited basic services that were available before the massive influx of refugees are now under severe strain. Existing settlements and camps have rapidly expanded and new settlements are forming and growing quickly.
The speed and scale of people flooding over the border has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Many families fled with very few possessions and are now entirely reliant on humanitarian assistance.