Denver Organization Saving Babies In Massive Humanitarian Crisis Inside Rohingya Refugee Camps

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.

Denver-based humanitarian aid organization, Saving Moses, is sending aid to provide nutritional support for babies and toddlers that have been traumatized by the Rohingya refugee crisis. Escalating violence in Myanmar is causing one of the fastest growing refugee crises of our time, and the Rohingya refugees are experiencing suffering on a catastrophic scale.

The Rohingya are an ethnic Muslim minority, and the Myanmar government refuses to grant them citizenship. They have institutionalized discrimination and are performing what the United Nations calls “a classic case of ethnic-cleansing.” Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the Myanmar border to Bangladesh since August.

Over 60% of the Rohingya refugee population are children, and Saving Moses is focusing on the smallest and most vulnerable of these (ages 0-2). They are providing funding for nourishment support for babies living in the refugee camps.

Saving Moses’ founder, Sarah Bowling, visited the Rohingya refugee camps to assess the need firsthand. While she was there, she met mothers who had fled Myanmar with sick and emaciated newborns. They have experienced trauma and grief firsthand and are struggling to care for their babies in the refugee camp.

Saving Moses will continue raising money and awareness of the situation throughout the month of December to support the Rohingya people.

Saving Moses’ ongoing programs are focused where the infant mortality rate is the highest in the world and where babies of sex workers are most susceptible to exploitation. They work where the need is most urgent, but help is least available.

To learn more about Saving Moses’ Rohingya efforts and their ongoing work around the world, please visit: http://www.savingmoses.org or contact info(at)savingmoses(dot)org. To donate, visit: http://savingmoses.org/light-the-night/

About Saving Moses: Saving Moses saves babies where the need is most urgent and the care is least available. Their revolutionary programs serve nations that record the highest infant mortality rate and where babies of sex workers are most susceptible to exploitation. They operate NightCare centers in Cambodia and soon in Bangladesh, offering shelter and protection for babies and toddlers of sex workers, fund six malnutrition clinics in Angola, which provide therapeutic milk to little ones who are critically ill, and provide midwives, postnatal vaccinations, and teach basic life-saving skills in Afghanistan.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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