Faced with the very real threat of genocide, their cries for help can no longer be ignored.
The Rohingya need your help.
The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority group in Myanmar. The estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar have been subjected to systematic persecution and grave human rights abuses by authorities for decades.
Despite the election of a nominally-civilian government in November 2015, the new Myanmar Government has not shifted its policies of persecution of the Rohingya. Over 100,000 now live in internally displaced persons camps with no freedom of movement or access to food, water, sanitation, healthcare and education. A report released by the International State Crime Initiative at the Queen Mary University of London has concluded that the Rohingya “face the final stages of genocide”.
Since 2012, Partners has been providing emergency relief to those in camps near Sittwe, including rice distribution, basic medical support, tarps for shelter as well as animals, seeds and fertilizer to help establish more sustainable food supply. PLEASE HELP provide life-saving relief to these vulnerable children and families and advocate for their freedom.
Hafsa and her family tried to escape.
Help save the Rohingya by following these 3 steps.
Make A Donation
Your support enables relief to get to camps where over 100,000 displaced Rohingya are trying to survive. Deliver a bag of rice to feed a famile for a month for $25. A gift of $55 will provide blankets to 10 people for warmth during cool season. Or go even further and build a shelter for $340 to house 10 families who have no home.
Start A Campaign
You can help advocate for the Rohingya by starting a fundraiser to provide life-saving care to these vulnerable children and families. Starting your own online campaign not only helps raise much needed support, but it also introduces your friends and family to a people group that we know you care about.Start Now
Share Their Story
Please help us share Hafsa’s story with the world. We’ve setup a simple tweet and Facebook post you can use below, or you can make your own. Remember to use #Rohingya to join your voice to the chorus of people demanding an end to these human rights violations.Tweet
“We are Rohingya. Our government should give us equal rights. We do not want to stay in the detention center anymore.”
How your support is saving lives.
As well as providing critical relief items such as food and shelter, your support invests in sustainable solutions, such animal husbandry, which help empower Rohingya communities facing severe oppression.
With limited or no access to any food supplies, these regular deliveries of rice are critical to saving lives and bringing hope.
Providing goats for farming helps establish new sources of income and oppressed communities a sense of self-worth.
To improve child nutrition, vegetables and chili and oil for cooking are being provided to struggling families.
Fresh water for those with no access to clean water increases sanitation and reduces the risk of water-borne illnesses.
A timeline of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Despite claims from many within the Government of Myanmar, there is significant evidence indicating that the Rohingya have inhabited the Rakhine (Arakan) State region in Myanmar for many centuries. Below is a brief timeline of their history.
Bring help and hope to the Rohingya.