HELP VICTIMS OF MONSOON LANDSLIDES IN COX’S BAZAR
MONSOON LANDSLIDES IN COX’S BAZAR KILLS 7 INCLUDING 3 CHILDREN AND MAKES THOUSANDS MORE HOMELESS
Monumental monsoon rains over the last week have caused devastating landslides in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The country as a whole is ground zero for the negative effects of global climate change and is particularly vulnerable to flooding, cyclones and landslides.
According to the United Nations’ Population Fund, “Almost 1 million Rohingya refugees live in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – the largest refugee camp in the world. Most arrived in 2017, fleeing persecution, widespread violence and human rights violations in Myanmar. Conditions in Cox’s Bazar are difficult. Many of the Rohingya refugees live in tightly packed, temporary shelters that offer little privacy and bring protection risks for women and girls. Basic services are also stretched to their limits in the camp network. Many Rohingya refugees are entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance.”
Mercy-USA is on the ground today delivering hot meals to victims of this catastrophe as well as an emergency food and supply kit that includes shelf stable foods, clean water, flashlight, and more. We are distributing these vital supplies to families who have lost what little they had before this natural disaster struck.
$30 will provide a hot meal for a family of six plus an emergency relief kit. Donate today and know that the help is being delivered right now on your behalf!