Our Causes

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In Bangladesh, more than 900,000 Rohingya people are living as refugees, having fled unspeakable violence in Myanmar.

They are still at huge risk of trafficking, abuse and exploitation. In the coming rainy season, we urgently need your help to keep refugee women and children safe from harm, and help survivors recover from trauma.

Will you help us cast a light on those living in darkness?

Will you help us change minds this Ramadan?

Approach

Mental health is a desperately under-reported and under-resourced crisis in South Asia.

With your support, British Asian Trust can start to transform this tragic situation. We have plans in place to integrate mental health care within poor communities, improve access to clinical services, provide training and broaden understanding of mental health issues. With your help, we can set about changing minds together.

Severe depression, brought on by overwhelming anxiety about a lack of money and her children’s futures, pushed Abida into trying to take her own life. She survived and has now been able to get medication. But Abida keeps her experience a secret, believing that if her family knew they would write her off her as crazy.

Because of stigma, most people in Abida’s position receive no help, may be taken to faith healers and risk rejection from their community.

We’re asking for your help to change minds and end the misery and despair experienced by so many people because of mental health problems.