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Christmas Bowl supports Rohingya refugees

Over 600,000 Rohingya children, women and men are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Since deadly violence broke out in Myanmar, they have been forced to flee their homes. They walked for miles to reach the border into Bangladesh, and are now taking refuge there, crowded together in makeshift camps.

Act for Peace (National Council of Churches in Australia) has decided to give a portion of funds raised through this year’s Christmas Bowl appeal directly to the Rohingya people. Donations to the Christmas Bowl can help provide: desperately needed food and water; emergency shelters; medical care for people with severe, life-threatening injuries.

Raisa Chowdhury at ICCO Cooperation, an Act for Peace partner, writes from a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: “I thought I had seen the worst of conditions, but [these] scenes and stories have left my heart broken and my mind in distress … I met many families. They were all weak and hungry. They were all exposed to diseases. They were all traumatised and in need of psychological attention.”

 

Please contact info@actforpeace, call 1800 025 101, or visit actforpeace.org.au/Christmas-Bowl.

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