Since August 2017, over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to the Cox's Bazar camp in southeast Bangladesh to escape violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. it is now the largest refugee camp on earth.
Over half of the 900,000 inhabitants are children. Sadly, one in six Rohingya children under the age five in this camp are malnourished. That is some 55,000 children who are going hungry.
A donation today will help provide sachets of lifesaving vitamin-rich therapeutic food to children suffering from malnutrition.
Meet Tahira and Reshma
Little Tahira lost her mother shortly after her birth in the camp. She was immediately adopted by her aunt Reshma. But she could not breastfeed Tahira and struggled to find and afford any infant formula.
As a result, Tahira became severely malnourished. With a MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) of just 7.6cm, she was at risk of death and too weak to even make a sound.
Thankfully, Reshma received help from Concern's nutrition team in the form of sachets of nutrient-dense therapeutic food. As you can see from the picture below, Tahira is now gaining weight and strength following two months of treatment.
While Tahira is improving daily, she is still classified as severely malnourished. She is a long way from her MUAC target of 12cm. To survive she must continue her treatment.
What you can do
The dedication of our nutrition team on the ground is made possible by people like you. Please help us save children like Tahira by donating what you can to provide lifesaving therapeutic food.