Please Help Stop The Violence Against The Rohingya

This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,”

All humanitarian agencies are working nonstop, but in the Cox’s Bazar area the enormous scale of this crisis means that hundreds of thousands of people are living in makeshift camps and spontaneous settlements with next to nothing.

People have no food, water or shelter and they are in desperate need of support. No one should have to live like this,”

Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

I have said it before and will no doubt say it again but in all my life I have never experienced the world in such a state of turmoil, overflowing it seems with hate, bigotry and violence.

Refugees from Myanmar are pouring into Bangladesh, these people are living in terrible conditions they have no food, water or shelter. Charities are struggling to cope but there is not enough food for everyone. Queues of sick and injured people get longer despite the struggle by doctors and nurses to provide medical care. In short the situation is desperate.

Mounting tragedy for people fleeing Myanmar

https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/09/21/mounting-tragedy-people-fleeing-myanmar/

Here is the latest tragedy

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, leaving more than 60 presumed dead

UN migration agency says Rohingya Muslims were trying to escape Myanmar when vessel overturned in rough waters

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/29/boat-carrying-fleeing-rohingya-muslims-capsizes-myanmar

This is just heartbreaking, when are the international community going to do something to help these people. The world’s governments cannot stand by and do nothing to stop the genocide and continue to fail to provide urgent help to the Rohingyian people.

Sometimes you feel so powerless in such situations and for the most part this is true of course, but there are things that we can do even if it is to only sign a petition or write to our MP.

Yes maybe we feel there is little we can do in any momentous way, but as Margaret Mead said :

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Please take the following actions.

Petitions

Stop ethnic cleansing Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military is using murder and mayhem to drive out hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. France’s President Emmanuel Macron is calling it genocide.

The harrowing stories are all over the news.

But what the media rarely mentions is that governments all around the world are enabling it — allowing arms companies to sell and profit from ethnic cleansing and even providing military training.

Please sign petition to All governments of the UN Stop all arms exports to Myanmar now.
https://actions.sumofus.org/a/stop-ethnic-cleansing-rohingya-muslims-in-myanmar/?akid=34866.1820923.HGv-I3&rd=1&source=fwd&t=7

Please sign and share following #petition to UN to bring an end to the genocide in Arakan

Deadly attacks on border posts in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state broke out, resulting in mass civilian casualties. Later, media reports emerged saying Myanmar security forces used disproportionate force and displaced thousands of Rohingya villagers, destroying homes with mortars and machine guns.

Please read more and sign the petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/105/081/721/stop-rohingya-genocide-and-ensuer-human-rights/

Stop Burmese Rohingya Genocide

“Heartbreaking violence is taking place in Myanmar, which was called Burma when it was a British colony. The Rohingya Muslims are being butchered there unceasingly by the Buddhist people and the government of Myanmar ruled by a Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Kyi.”

Continue reading and please sign petition

https://www.change.org/p/un-stop-burmese-rohingya-genocide

Please sign and share all petitions. I know it does not seem much but every signature counts, it’s better than doing nothing.

While it is time governments stepped up and did something, without charities and caring people the situation would be even more horrific.

Write to your MP

Contact your MP

Ask him or her to raise the issue in Parliament, and to ask for the UK to commit funding to the relief effort.
http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/

volunteer

Muslim Hands Org

Save Rohingya Refugees – Volunteer TODAY!

Details how to volunteer and fundraise 
https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2017/rohingya-emergency

One Nation 

In Addition to donations https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/helprohingya

One Nation seek fundraisers

Fundraise for One Nation
https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/fundraise/one-nation?pageAppeal=3048

There is always of course the red cross

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, one of the world’s oldest humanitarian organisations:
http://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/volunteers/what-is-a-volunteer/become-a-volunteer/

Donations

If you can afford to make a donation here are suggestions,  you don’t have to give a huge amount.

Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/bangladesh-rohingya-crisis

ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

“Please donate now to our humanitarian response”

https://www.actionaid.org.uk/donate/rohingya-refugee-crisis?src=ppc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_6HGo5-71gIVxrvtCh0LJAsVEAAYASAAEgJcS_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Why the hell can’t people just learn to live in peace regardless of race, creed, gender or any other perceived difference. We live in a beautiful world with enough even for the present huge population if only we could learn to get along without harming one another, other animals and the environment. Our lives are short and can be cut shorter at any time. Life is precious to every creature that lives and we should respect that. I am sick of the violence, the hate, the greed, bigotry and intolerance in this world gone mad.

Have things in our world become more insane, though perhaps with WW1 and WW2 there can be little comparison, however such comparisons do not make life any better for those who suffer. Countless millions of died unnecessarily because of hatred and greed and it not getting any better. Perhaps is it that we now have more access to what is happening in the world as a result of the internet without our dependence on the news media which is today biased and may even have been so in the past though few of us ever questioned this possibility, and even today many people take what they read in newspapers and see on TV as the truth without question.

I don’t know what it going on in Myanmar except that people are suffering. Frankly there is so much turmoil in this world you just can’t keep up with all the whys and wherefores. All I know is people are suffering and it has to stop.

Here is some background into the situation:

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Burma?

“Last week, the United Nations’ top human rights official called Burma’s ongoing military campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority group in that country’s Rakhine state “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

https://thesecularjurist.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/why-are-the-rohingya-fleeing-burma/

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’?

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html

Latest news about the Rohinger crisis

Canadian aid workers describe chaos at Rohingya border camp

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/22/canadian-aid-workers-describe-chaos-at-rohingya-border-camp.html

Some of the How to help information above information was sourced from:

How to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing ‘genocide’ in Burma
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/rohingya-muslims-how-to-help-donate-charities-fleeing-genocide-burma-a7938166.html

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4 thoughts on “Please Help Stop The Violence Against The Rohingya

    • Thanks for signing and sharing and for the link, indeed the displacement of so many people is an enormous tragedy, greater than most people realise, suffering on an immense scale.

    • I most certainly agree. The suffering of these people and others like them is so deeply wrong. I can’t ever see a time coming when such suffering will cease, but until we humans learn to live together there will never be peace in the world.

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