Press Release

400,000 trapped near the borders of Bangladesh World Vision: urgent action needed

About 400,000 people, including 200,000 children aged 4-14, have fled after violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on 25 August and have crossed over the borders into Bangladesh. This influx of refugees has led to an urgent humanitarian crisis, as most of them are civilians without basic supplies and protection. World Vision has conducted a rapid assessment in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and has started distributing food relief kits to needy families during this emergency stage.

“Children are the most vulnerable during displacements. If we can reach those in need as quickly as possible, then they can have a fighting chance at recovery,” says Fred Witteveen, National Director of World Vision Bangladesh.

World Vision calls on the Hong Kong public to support these refugees urgently.

Donations can be made through:

1. Online donation

2. Direct Bank-in (Hong Kong):
HSBC                                             018-377077-002
HANG SENG BANK                          286-364385-003
BANK OF CHINA (HONG KONG)       012-883-0-002502-5

3. Crossed cheque: payable to “WORLD VISION HONG KONG”

Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage) and mark “Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response” on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

For inquiries, please contact our Donor Services Department on 2394 2394.

For more information, spokespeople, photos and interviews, please contact us.

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