SOS Children’s Villages UK sister agencies are helping to deliver urgently-needed emergency support to families and children in Bangladesh who are fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar.
More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar since August. More than half of these are children at risk of malnutrition, violence and kidnapping, according to the UN.
“We at SOS Children’s Villages are deeply concerned about the Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh and the safety, health and nutritional challenges they face,” said Shuba Murthi, Head of SOS Children’s Villages in Asia.
SOS Children’s Villages is setting up Child Friendly Spaces at two south-east refugee centres – Kutupalong and Balukhali. Both refugee camps are within 200km of the coastal city of Chittagong, where SOS Children’s Villages is already working.
“Other priorities for our emergency care are generally to ensure that children can stay with their families, provide them with sufficient food and school education, bring back unaccompanied children with their families or relatives, and those children who are not [with their parents anymore], long-term family care is being prepared,” said Shuba Murthi.
In addition to providing comprehensive care for children at the child-friendly spaces, we are focusing on emergency aid for breastfeeding mothers, as well as specific medical and nutritional care for children under six months old.
Please help SOSUK care for the thousands of at-risk children and families in the area by donating to our Emergency Relief Fund today.
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We at SOS Children’s Villages are deeply concerned about the Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh and the safety, health and nutritional challenges they face.