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Abir Abdullah

Supporting Rohingya child refugees

Education and care for refugee children in Bangladesh

Emergency Appeal

One of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world

Since 25 August 2017, targeted violence against Rohingya communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has forced over 671,000 people, mostly women and children, to flee their homes.

This exodus has become one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world.

The people of Bangladesh have opened their borders to Rohingya refugees and continue to lead the humanitarian response. Many refugees arrive exhausted and famished. Many have lost family members and are deeply traumatized.

Rohingya refugees urgently need support. Can you help provide child refugees with education and care today?


Rohingya child Abir Abdullah

Supporting Rohingya children

Many Rohingya children have witnessed violence and loss first hand. Some have suffered abuse and torture themselves or were forced to watch family members tortured. 

Compounded by the daily stressors of displacement - like hunger, disease and lack of safe places to play or to learn - depression and other mental health issues are prevalent.

We are providing vital education and safe places to learn, to help thousands of Rohingya children reclaim their childhoods.

A donation from you could support vital training or help provide books, crayons and toys. Your support could help child refugees heal from the trauma of displacement and violence.


Rohingya children in tent Abir Abdullah

Our response

VSO volunteers are on the ground ready to help the most vulnerable young children.

Your support will help us to provide a place of normality away from the desperation of everyday life in the camp – and to recover from trauma through art and play. These Child Friendly Spaces will give children vital education, and school supplies such as crayons and books to support their learning.

We aim to reach 4,200 children aged 3-14 years and give them the care and support they need to heal and reclaim their childhoods. But we can only do this with your help.

We have the initial funding to provide vital education for the first three months, but we urgently need more donations to continue this crucial work beyond July.