Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar. Photo courtsey: unhcr.org
In the early hours of 25 August, violence broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar. As a result of the violence in North Rakhine families are being forced to flee their homes and walk for days to find safety across the border.
Most of the Rohingya refugees are women and children. Many people have been injured and are exhausted as they arrive in makeshift camps in Bangladesh. They are sick, exhausted and in desperate need of food, clean water and medical aid.
Most have walked for days, bringing with them harrowing stories of violence. Reports suggest that nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past few weeks, with numbers increasing every day. These refugees need life-saving assistance now. Many are without shelter or clean water.
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Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, August 26, 2017 near Corpus Christi, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing 130 mph sustained winds, torrential rains and flooding that has caused damage and devastation.
Currently, Humanity First USA Disaster Response Team (DRT) is on the ground to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and is ready to provide relief to hurricane and flood victims as soon as the local authorities allow relief agencies to go into the disaster areas.
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