2nd October 2017
Bangladesh has received upwards of 400,000 Rohingya refugees since violence erupted on August 25 in neighboring Myanmar. The Rohingya are traditionally Muslim and have long been struggling to be recognized as a people with rights and freedoms.
Over a quarter of the entire Rohingya population have now fled Myanmar due to violence. The Rohingya live in impoverished, rural, and isolated communities along the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh. As they flee, their homes are being burned, many are being killed or injured, and women and children face sexual violence.
Samaritan’s Purse UK is deploying medical personnel to Bangladesh through World Medical Mission providing emergency medical care to critically wounded and sick Rohingya refugees.
In the midst of their suffering and being ripped from their homes and communities, Samaritan’s Purse is offering tangible relief and a chance to experience God’s love and compassion in the midst of darkness
Please pray for the Rohingya people; pray for peace and a resolution to the conflict, and protection, wisdom and guidance for our partners as they work to help those fleeing the conflict, in Jesus Name.