Since August 2017, more than 745,000 Rohingya refugees, including 400,000 children, have fled violence in Myanmar and settled in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. As a stateless Muslim minority group in Myanmar, they have faced discrimination, violence and extreme poverty for decades. Most have walked for days, bringing with them harrowing stories of violence. Children are arriving in overcrowded makeshift camps. They are sick, exhausted and in desperate need of food, water and medicine. Many are also clearly traumatised by their experiences.
To make matters worse, In March 2021, a fire broke out in the camp and destroyed the shelters of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees (may Allah (SWT) help our brothers and sisters and bless them with patience). Alhamdulillah, Cornwall Islamic Community Centre have been successful in a providing some aid but it is insignificant to what is required to abolish their needs. Hence, we will continue to provide adequate assistance according to the needs of our brothers and sisters of Rohingya.
Syrian Refugee Camp (Turkey)
Over 5.5 million people have fled the violence in Syria since 2011, seeking safety in Turkey, Jordan Lebanon and many other countries around the world. Millions are displaced and have become refugees within Syria. At least 70% of refugee families live below the poverty line in temporary accommodations like camps. Decaying, overcrowded rooms without privacy, electricity or running water are some of the challenges Syrian families are facing on a daily basis. In most of these cases, there is no hope in sight and each passing day is bringing more hunger and starvation. As Muslims living in peace and prosperity, it is our duty to help and take care of our Syrian brothers and sisters in need.