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Since late August 2017, the emergency situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has worsned with violent clashes reportedly resulting in over 1,000 dead. The United Natins estimate that over 655,000 people have fled, seeking refuge in Bangladesh, since the 25th August, with high numbers of women, children and elderly.

Camps are overcrowded, leaving little space for basic infrastructure. As a result, more than 90% of household water sources are highly contaminated with E. coli and a reported 2,400 cases of highly contagious diphtheria have erupted.

Islamic Relief has been working in Myanmar since 2008, delivering life-saving emergency aid, food, shelter and hygiene kits to those displaced by internal conflict and inter-communal violence. We’ve rebuilt schools and funded healthcare through mobile boat clinics, which allow us to reach isolated communities.

Our emergency response focuses on three key areas:

FOOD | As part of our immediate emergency response, we are distributing food packs that will provide necessary nutritional support to vulnerable families that fled their villages with nothing but their children and the clothes on their backs. Each pack provides a family of six with enough food for two meals a day for a month. 

LIVELIHOODS | Our livelihoods and income generation activities include a one-off distribution of cash vouchers for livelihood means, and skills training sessions which will help the people of Myanmar to help themselves. 

SHELTER | As part of our long term support for displaced families, we are constructing long houses to provide adequate shelter. Each long house shelter will house 8 families; giving each family two rooms. One room is for cooking and eating while the other room is designed for sleeping. These structures are designed with concrete foundations and steel support roofs to withstand the harsh weather in this region, such as cyclones and monsoon rains.

For more information, you can download our Myanmar Project Info booklet here.

Islamic Relief UK

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the worlds poorest people.

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

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