After six fear-filled days, she & her granny made it to Bangladesh!
As the situation on the ground is worsening there is an urgent need for funds.
Your donations are helping to educate Canadians, change public policy, and keep media in check.
Most people did not know the name "Rohingya" until five years ago when we established Burma Task Force, a coalition of Muslim organizations.
- Burma Task Force is the only organization in the world with a dedicated full-time staff working to end the persecution of the Rohingya for the past 4 years.
- We were the first organization to act before this latest crackdown when the Myanmar Military was building up troops in Rohingya areas and Bangladesh was closing the border, in anticipation of this massacre.
- Burma Task Force has been invited to speak to the government on multiple occasions as leading experts on the Rohingya Crisis.
- We are recognized by the UN, giving Burma Task Force UN Status.
Baby handed to woman. Rohingya parents killed in Myanmar by the military.
The sad reality is the Rohingya communities that need the most help are inaccessible to any organization, regardless of size. That is why you will see many mainstream organizations calling on the Myanmar government to open avenues for aid to reach the most vulnerable. Additionally, food and water are temporary solutions to a problem that stretch's for decades, from at least 1982. We can't help child trafficking, rape and gang-rape, mass migration, village burning, Mosques being shut down, land being stolen, etc by sending food. This is why the Burma Task Force is working with Rohingya communities in Canada and with organizations from the USA and around the world as a global movement to end the persecution of the Rohingya and to return them to their homeland in security and granting them full citizenship.
Rohingya Women and children from Min Gri where there are reports of mass killings using guns, knives, launchers and house burnings.
WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW:
Over two dozen national allies, interfaith organizations, influential leaders and supporters have signed a United letter demanding action from our political leaders to save the Rohingya. If your organization would like to sign-on to the letter email [email redacted]
Sept 16, 2017, Worldwide Silent Protest For Rohingya: As the UN general assembly begins in mid-September, Burma Task Force is calling for a day of worldwide silent demonstrations to protest the genocide of Rohingyas. The demonstrations will be held on Saturday, September 16. If you are or would like to, organize a demonstration in your city or locality contact us: [email redacted]. We have informational resources to share and can help advise on organizing.
19 dead bodies of fleeing Rohingya recovered on Shahparir beach. 12 children below 10 years old. Via @EdcIbn
Burma Task Force has developed Khutba Points that can be used by or shared with your Imam for his Friday Sermon that has background on the plight of the Rohingya. Please email [email redacted] for the Sermon Talking Points.
We have organized national and international action and awareness: supporters like you have flooded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canadian Ambassador to Burma, Congressional representatives and leaders of Burma with calls, tweets and messages this past week and a half to stop the escalating genocide against the Rohingya.
Canadian Foreign Minister
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland:
Global Affairs Facebook: click here
- Ask the ambassador to demand the Commander-in-Chief to ceasefire and stop all operations in Rohingya areas.
- Ask the ambassador to demand that emergency relief be unblocked and allowed to reach Rohingya.
- Ask the ambassador in Burma to visit the affected Rohingya areas.
Elderly Rohingya, women, and children are fleeing their ancestral homes and crossing treacherous waters to safety. Young men can be seen carrying the elderly on their backs as they cross rough terrain and rivers.
Exhausted Rohingya children fleeing from Myanmar. 12 days walk for this family.
We have staff on the border of Burma and Bangladesh who are gathering and sharing reports with international media which are underrepresented.
MASSACRE IN TOLATULI: Nurul Huq lost 7 daughters, & witnessed an entire village put to death. People were hacked, shot & burned. #rohingya
We are also monitoring 2,000 media organizations on a daily basis and responding in writing to at least 70 to 100 different media reports on a daily basis.
Media efforts require a lot of work.
Can you dedicate time to respond to a media outlet?
Can you organize a rally in your city?
Can you distribute fliers and brochures about the Rohingya?
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- Dan Usiskin
- Saadiya B
- Hanan Al-khayat
- Sohaila Al-khayat
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