Bangladesh-Myanmar Crisis Appeal

10 November 2017

The Australian Government is partnering with eight humanitarian agencies to help the more than one million people who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.

This includes more than 600,000 people, mostly women and children, who have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Matching public contributions

During the appeal, every dollar donated to the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR will be matched by the Australian Government (up to $5 million).

To donate, please visit their websites.

UNHCR aid worker speaking to an elderly woman amoungst a crowd of people.
Humanitarian agencies are providing emergency supplies, such as tarpaulins for temporary shelter, to hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Credit: UNHCR.

Australian Humanitarian Partnership NGOs

The joint appeal also includes six Australian NGOs that are part of of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership. These six NGOs are playing a vital role in response to the crisis, including delivering programs on behalf of the Australian Government.

To donate to these organisations, please visit their websites.

Impact of the appeal

Funds raised will be used to deliver humanitarian aid to those affected by recent violence in Myanmar, including the more than 600,000 people who have fled to Bangladesh. Your donations will support life-saving aid such as the provision of shelter, clean water, sanitation, food, health care, psychological first aid and child protection.

Australia’s support

Since 25 August 2017 when the violence in Rakhine State escalated, Australia has committed $30 million towards relief efforts. This funding is in addition to over $95 million that we have provided since 2013 to respond to humanitarian needs in Myanmar and for people displaced to Bangladesh.

Australian funding is helping to deliver essential services, to keep people safe, and to restore dignity to people affected by this crisis.

There are other Australian NGOs that are also working on the Myanmar – Bangladesh emergency. For more information, please visit the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) website.
Last Updated: 9 November 2017