On 14 May, Cyclone Mocha hit Myanmar’s Rakhine State, northwest region, and neighbouring Bangladesh, including the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp which is home to approximately 900,000 Rohingya refugees. It was one of the worst storms the area has faced in decades and has devastated homes, schools and vital infrastructure (including hospitals, banks and religious buildings) across the impact zone. Almost 5.4 million people are estimated to have been in its path.
Immediate needs include shelter, clean water, sanitation, hygiene, and food assistance. As the situation evolves and communication channels from the area improve, charities working locally will seek to increase support in affected communities. Below is a list of charities that have launched appeals to aid relief efforts in Bangladesh and Myanmar to date.
The entities listed below have been collated from preliminary research and APS has not conducted a detailed analysis of their financial position and governance ahead of their inclusion in this list. APS recommends further due diligence be conducted before donations are made. This is not an exhaustive list of the not-for-profit organisations working in this space.
Australian Red Cross
To donate through the Australian Red Cross, please reach out to the APS Giving Services team.
Save the Children Australia
Donations can be earmarked for Myanmar/Bangladesh. For more information, please reach out to your APS adviser.
Last updated 19 May 2023