More than half a million Rohingya refugees like Safiri have fled extreme violence in Myanmar in search of safety and freedom. Violence broke out in northern Rakhine state at the end of August when Rohingya militants attacked government forces. According to the United Nations, the Myanmar government responded against the Rohingya with disproportionate violence. Entire villages have been destroyed, and there has been widespread panic and flight.
We are helping provide relief through Canadian Foodgrains Bank members World Renew, and Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), along with their local partners. More than 4,300 households (about 26,000 people) will receive emergency rations of rice, lentils, oil, sugar, salt and high energy biscuits for three months. Learn more.