In November 2017, Jo Stevens - Labour MP for Cardiff Central - visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, as part of a fact-finding visit with the UNHCR and a small number of MPs. She spoke to United Purpose about what she witnessed there - and explained why this refugee crisis on the other side of the world is something we should all care about.
Over 600,000 Rohingya people have fled the recent eruption of violence in Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh. Brutal military attacks against this stateless Muslim minority intensified in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August, and sprawling refugee camps have sprung up in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh. Kate Hartley, Acting Country Director of UP Bangladesh, shares her first-hand experience of visiting one of these camps.
Brutal military attacks against the Rohingya - a stateless Muslim minority - have escalated in Myanmar since August, and over 600,000 refugees have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Here, we highlight the stories of some of the refugees we met in Bangladesh's sprawling refugee camps.
Meet Tenyi Mbah Marcus from Ashong in North West Cameroon. He depends on his crops to earn a living and send his young children to school. But his livelihood was jeopardised when his neighbour's cows started breaking through his fence and eating his crops.
United Purpose's sister charity, Village Aid, has been selected to take part in The Big Give's 'Christmas Challenge' - the UK's largest online match funding campaign. It's aiming to raise an ambitious £20,000 to bring clean water to a village in conflict-torn Cameroon.