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.
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