21st June 2019

The Rohingya Refugee Children Need You

 

Dear Friend,

 

It’s been more than 18 months since the Rohingya refugee crisis began. While the faithful support of people like you has made a positive impact, the scale of the emergency is such that we simply must do more. Children like Sakutara can’t be left to suffer alone.

 

Sakutara*’s family were trying to escape Myanmar when armed forces found them and began shooting.

 

She and her two sisters ran and hid in the bushes nearby. They could only watch in horror as eight members of their family, including their parents, were killed. As she ran, Sakutara was also hit by two bullets, but survived.

 

Sakutara and her sisters walked for five agonising days to cross into Bangladesh. They spent much of the time in hiding, without food, water or medical care. Now, along with thousands of other children like her, she lives in difficult conditions in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp.

 

This is a crisis on a massive scale. Nearly a million people are estimated to have fled violence in Myanmar.

 

The need is so great that we’re asking for your help again.

 

Alongside our local partners, we’re doing everything we can to provide for children like Sakutara. We’ve been creating safe spaces for them to play in, as well as providing trauma counselling to help them recover from what they’ve been through. We’re also helping to provide water, sanitation and solar lighting.

 

Please give today to ensure that this important work can continue.

 

£60

 

could provide four children with three sessions a week at the child-friendly spaces within the camps. In these spaces children take part in informal maths and language lessons, as well as play therapy and art-based learning.

 

Give now <https://tearfund.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cd19eb0b2a74af14054950f15&id=5a52b0d785&e=b67d6b82a4>

 

 

Thank you. Your gift can help show people like Sakutara that they haven’t been forgotten.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

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Nigel Harris

CEO, Tearfund

 

*Name changed to protect identity


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