Since August 2017, targeted violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 700,000 people – almost half of whom are children – to seek safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. As the number of Rohingya refugees continues to rise, this is now the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
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Between Brexit Border tensions and dangerously undiplomatic stateside tweeting, our media has been dominated by threatened political crises over the past months. Meanwhile, one very real human crisis has been silently slipping off the agenda – the plight of the Rohingya people in Bangladesh.
An estimated 507,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar and crossed the border to Bangladesh. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports from the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh with just one of many harrowing stories - the story of *Layru and her two year old daughter *Hala.
Outbreaks of violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, have forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people to flee their homes. There are numerous reports of widespread violence against men, women and children. Here are five things you need to know about the deepening crisis.
In the first of our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Kai Matturi, Concern’s Programme Knowledge and Learning Adviser, reflects on the devastating impact of climate change and how we can mitigate against it.
Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, reports from the Cox’s Bazar area of south eastern Bangladesh where Concern is providing assistance to the influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing from violence in Myanmar.
Concern will step up its humanitarian efforts in Bangladesh to help support the wounded and homeless Rohingya people currently fleeing violence in Myanamar in their hundreds of thousands.
'Build Hope In The City' is an outdoor photo exhibition which documents the reality of urban life for some of the world's poorest communities. This stunning collection of photos, brought to Dublin in partnership with Panos Pictures is now on display in St Stephen's Green.
Our stunning collection of pictures from Kenya, Haiti and Bangladesh, taken by photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith, is coming to Dublin.
Thanks to your generous support, Concern's homeless centres in Bangladesh are transforming lives and restoring hope and dignity to people living in extreme poverty.