Rohingya Update - Thank you from Tearfund
March 15, 2018
Thank you Tenth from Tearfund!
"I am including a link to a short video report (see below) on the Rohingya Refugee Response. A huge thank you to Tenth for supporting that initiative. You will see from the video that the situation remains desperate in that region." Don Miller, Tearfund Canada
Tenth gave $10,000 for the Rohingya, which was matched 6x by Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Foodgrains Bank, so an amazing $60,000 was given for emergency supplies.
In this brief update, you can be encouraged that the Body of Christ is caring for these people and be reminded to keep praying for refugees in transition like the Rohingya.
At the end of August, 2017, violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. As result, over 650,000 people were driven from their homes in search of safety and freedom. Their homes were burned, women and girls were raped, and young men were killed. They walked for days into neighboring Bangladesh. Their new homes were 100 ft² tarps on barren hillsides with no water, no services, no clean water, and no latrines.
Tearfund Canada, along with other members of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), the Bangladesh Fellowship Foundation and Global Affairs Canada, responded to the needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Emergency rations of rice, lentils, oil, sugar, salt, and high energy biscuits have been distributed to over 64,000 refugees every month. The refugees were also provided with water, shelter, sanitation, and medical care.
Tearfund Canada works through a network of Christian service organizations and local churches, endeavoring to end poverty. They provide emergency relief and comfort to victims when disaster strikes.
For giving to the Benevolence and Missions Funds, we want to thank you for helping provide not only basic needs, but also hope to the Rohingya and other refugees around the world.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)
Go here to learn more of Tenth's engagment with refugees, locally and globally.