Buying a ticket to the International Nibbles event at Trinity Pentecostal Church will have a direct influence on the following crisis:
The Rohingya Refugee Crisis
The Rohingya are an ethnic group from Rakhine, a state in western Myanmar on the border with Bangladesh.
They are a majority Muslim population and are considered to be one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. The Rohingya are not recognised as citizens by Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation, and have lived under an apartheid system in the western Rakhine state for decades.
In 2017, violent attacks have led more than 717,000 Rohingya to flee their homes in Rakhine State and seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. Nearly 60 percent are children. They've brought with them stories of death and destruction, including multiple accounts of rape and the murder of children. The UN human rights chief calls it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". This influx of refugees is expected to continue and the small region of Bangladesh does not have the capacity to support them. As a result, the Rohingya are now forced to live in overcrowded refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh.
The settlements are dangerously congested and overcrowded and the pressure on sources of clean drinking water and basic sanitation are enormous. Families are in urgent need of life-saving food assistance, water, sanitation, shelter, health and support.
ERDO, in partnership with Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh (PAOB) will be providing life-saving food to Rohingya families who have fled to Bangladesh. Through our partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, your donation towards food will be matched 4 times. That means, your donation of $100, becomes $500 of life-saving food. As well, $1,169 can pay for clean water through the installation of a deep tube-well within the refugee camp.
Our goal is to pay for two such pumps and to reach at least $12,000 in Foodgrains donations counting the matching government donation.
Thank you for your help by buying a ticket to the International Nibbles event!