When large-scale violence and abuses erupted in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in August 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families were forced to flee for their lives. We've heard harrowing accounts of people seeing their homes and villages burnt to the ground, their loved ones shot or raped in front of them.
Over 725,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh since, including at least 370,000 children. They travelled for days by foot, often with little more than the clothes on their back.
Arriving in a state of shock, grief and exhaustion, they were in desperate need of food, water, shelter and immediate medical care. More than half of them were children.