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The United Church of Canada is accepting donations to help Mission & Service partners provide relief to the Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar. The Canadian government is matching eligible donations designated for responding to needs of the Rohingya people until November 28. 

The crisis facing the Rohingya people fleeing to Bangladesh continues to deepen. Exact numbers are unknown, but some estimates are as high as 900,000 people having arrived in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world, has little capacity to respond to the extreme needs and high numbers of displaced Rohingya people.

ACT Alliance, our Mission & Service partner, reports from the ground, “A majority of people are staying in the open air, suffering from trauma, exhaustion, sickness and hunger. Many people are arriving hungry, exhausted and with no food or water. Most of them have walked 50/60 kilometers for up to six days. More than 36,000 children (aged one or less) are the most vulnerable. They are living in conditions that are prime for the spread of diseases.”

Please include the displaced Rohingya people in your prayers.

To see how you can help:  Rohingya Crisis

Photo:  As the influx of Rohingya continues, makeshift shelters mushroom in areas outside the camps. September 2017.  Photo Credit: Christian Aid