If you’ve seen the news recently, you probably know that over 500,000 people have fled their homes in Myanmar. But it may shock you to know that the majority are women and children like Asma (age 6) and her sister Shehera (age 5) – pictured above.
Many have suffered violence and abuse, or seen their homes burned to the ground.
When her father was murdered, Asma fled with her mother and sister over the border to Bangladesh. They live in an open, muddy hillside camp with no toilet, safe water, or shelter.
A young child like Asma is at risk of disease and death from waterborne and contagious diseases. But you can give her the gift of clean safe water, shelter and protection today.
Our engineers and staff are on the ground providing clean water, building latrines and distributing hygiene kits. Child protection experts are working to protect children from trafficking, abuse and exploitation.
We’ve been working in partnership with local communities for 23 years so we have the expertise to help children like Asma. But we can’t do it without your help today.
We must act now to reach them in time and prevent a greater crisis – the spread of diseases like cholera and malaria.
– €30 could provide emergency supplies, including hygiene kits, jerry cans and buckets for safe drinking water;
– €60 could supply dignity kits to girls and women to help them manage their periods and protect them from disease;
– €120 could help provide a tube well for safe water for a community of families;
– €1,200 could help build a community toilet or clean bathing space to reduce the risk of disease from poor sanitation.
For children like Asma, their lives are turned upside down. They have lost their homes, their education has come to halt and they face risk of disease, abuse and even death.
But your kindness this Christmas will give a child like Asma a brighter future.
Could provide emergency supplies to families, including hygiene kits, jerry cans and buckets for safe drinking water.
Could supply dignity kits to girls and women to help them manage their periods and protect them from disease.
Could help provide a tube well for safe water for a community of families to avoid waterborne and contagious diseases.
Could help build a community toilet or clean bathing space to reduce the risk of disease from poor sanitation.