Thousands of children saw horror unfolding in their homes in Myanmar and they fled to safety in Bangladesh after walking through jungles and hills for days. They fled without the protection of their family or community and become caregivers to younger siblings or other children overnight. It has been reported that just under 10,000 Rohingya children have lost both their parents meaning siblings are having to care for one another at as young an age as 9.
The World Care Foundation Balukhali Orphanage is a house to 52 orphans, who live there and also acquire basic informal education. It provides all other needs for children such as food, health care and clothes.
A volunteer who visited the orphanage said “The best part was seeing the children immediately wear the clothes and shoes that we distributed. The smiles came back, just like any child they wanted to try their new clothes.”