The World’s most persecuted minority: A case for the Rohingya

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  The Asian country, Myanmar has been plagued by civil war since gaining independence from Britain after World War two. (1948)
Myanmar is one of the most ethnically diverse nations and has been plagued by incessant ethnic conflicts from groups fighting ethnic marginalization.
  The most marginalized group, however, is the Rohingya, a muslim minority. Ethnic violence in the last few years has left about 125,000 Rohingya people dead and thousands more displaced in the Northern Rakhine state.
This ethnic minority suffer extreme marginalization and severe discrimination.
1) The Rohingya community is officially illegal in Myanmar. About 800,000 are denied citizenship because the government claims that they are Bangladeshi but the Bangladeshi government has also denied them. “They are practically stateless”
2) in the past year, about 35,000 of them have attempted to flee Myanmar in overstuffed boats but they have been refused refugee status in neighboring countries. Some are forced back, others are confined in squalid camps or sold to human traffickers.
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3) majority of them (mainly children) suffer forced labour, confistication of property, rape and other sexual violence.
4) these people suffer extreme hunger, lack of medical care and are denied access to good education
5) No birth certificates has been issued to Rohingya children since the mid 1990’s. The children have no vaccination cover and are very vulnerable to diverse diseases.
   The plight of these people deeply hurts me and makes my heart bleed. These people are rejected, unwanted and suffer all sorts of dehumanization.
   Learn more of the extremely marginalized ‘Rohingya’ see http://www.restlessbeings.org/projects/rohingya
   Interested Philanthropists can kindly donate today to help them through the following charities:
+ Muslim aid http://www.muslimaid.org/index.php/what-we-do/current-campaigns-live/burma-appeal
+ Muslim hands http://muslimhands.org.uk/emergencies/2012/myanmar-emergency-appeal/
+ Just giving https://www.justgiving.com/rohingya/
   Please, Help the Rohingyas
Let’s Show some Love,
Everyone deserves to be happy

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10 thoughts on “The World’s most persecuted minority: A case for the Rohingya

    vincent said:
    December 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    wow. my heart goes out for them. and i pray with publicity as this one, aid will come to them sooner than later.

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      lotenna responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 7:39 am

      yes, they desperately need any help they can get. (thanks for taking time to read)

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    alefiyadoctor said:
    December 13, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I hate what’s happening to them, and how the world is doing so little to help! We need to spread as much awareness as we can! I have written something on them, if you would like to read http://efiyaa.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/the-forgotten-people/
    Thank you!

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      lotenna responded:
      December 13, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      yeah, we really need to create awareness. these are muslims, muslim countries should be able to help them. I know that Iran is already doing so.
      I read your article. its good!

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    fred said:
    April 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    the international community should really look into cases of gross human rights violations against the Rohingya! their plight is very heart rending .

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    […] and expressing my concerns about the plight of the Rohingya ethnic minority of Myanmar (Burma). See Rohingya: The world’s most persecuted minority .  This people face a lot of difficulty which amount to a ‘humanitarian crises’.     […]

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    inkposts said:
    April 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    It’ll take more than donations to solve this issue.

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      lotenna responded:
      April 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Yes, certainly! So much more than donations need to be done both socio-politically and economically. These people are practically ‘stateless’! Of course, only donations cant solve the problem (thanks for taking time to leave a comment)

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        inkposts said:
        April 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

        Agreed, but they’re being persecuted too. A large amount of physical and intellectual action is needed to ensure these people are treated better, and that the negative attitudes towards them change. Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep updated with the issues you’re highlighting through yr blog. Paying some thought to these situations is the very least we can do.

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    lotenna responded:
    April 21, 2014 at 12:46 am

    I really appreciate you taking your time to read and get involved. and you’re right, “A
    large amount of physical and intellectual
    action is needed to ensure these people are
    treated better, and that the negative
    attitudes towards them change”.

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