Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund
In 2017, the Government of Canada has committed more than $37.5 million to support the hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar affected by the violence in Myanmar. This includes $12.5 million for the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund that matches the generous contributions made by Canadians to registered charities between August 25 and November 28, 2017 to respond to this crisis.
The crisis in Myanmar has resulted in the influx of an additional 600,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh since August 25, 2017, the majority being women and children. This has triggered a humanitarian emergency of such a scale that concerted international action is urgently required. Refugees and host communities in Bangladesh, as well as displaced people within Myanmar, are in urgent need of basic necessities such as food assistance, water, sanitation services, shelter, protection and health care.
An effective and timely humanitarian assistance response is essential to address the immediate life-saving needs of these crisis-affected people.
In order to address what the United Nations is calling the “fastest growing humanitarian and refugee crisis”, Canada launched the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund on October 31, 2017.
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