#SaveTheRohingya People

What's happening to the Rohingya People? Genocide is occurring and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing. They need your help.

I know sometimes it's hard to watch sad videos so here is a clip  of Trevor Noah touching on the matter.
LATEST VIDEO FROM 9/15/17
Those who I am close to  know why this hits so close to home for me. I come from a family and culture that went through something similar  our history and death toll has been swept under the rug and almost forgotten.  This group of people will die and disappear from history if we do not stop it. Now that mainstream media in the US is finally picking this up, I am hoping it will allow me to raise more money. I will be collecting the donations and sending it through PennyAppealUSA or Partners Relief & Development.

An estimated 123,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following violence in Mayanmar. The number is rising. They need your help, fast.

Treated worse than animals, this dehumanisation of the Rohingya people has become in Myanmar. Human rights violations and destruction are rife, with women raped, children abused and villages burned to the ground.

Homes, shops and entire villages are being burned to the ground. The refugees fleeing the violence have crossed the border injured and ill and need urgent medical attention. The camps in Bangladesh do not have sufficient resources to treat the injured or feed the many that haven't eaten in days.

There is a mass exodus from the country as people flee for their lives, facing perilous journeys to do so. Dozens of refugees, including children, are missing and presumed dead, as Rohingya Muslims were forced to risk everything to escape this brutal persecution.

Far from home and afraid for their lives, most are now dependent on aid for all their basic needs – food, water, shelter and medical care.
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Where is your donation going?
I will donate to PennyAppealUSA for a mini shelter
[Tax-ID/EIN #: 47-5165837] 
I have spoken to the Operations Manager of Penny Appeal and $3000 of this money will be used for the shelter and $500 will be allocated for blankets and aid kits.

As an employee of LinkedIn, I will send this money through our easy match system to match the amount. 
Once we hit $3000, I will begin withdrawing the funds and sending to the refugee camp.

Before I send the funds, I will notify all donors.

Feel free to comment with any concerns or suggestions you may have regarding the charity or funds.

Thank You,
Annika Huq

pennyappealusa.org

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Annika Huq 
Organizer
Edison, NJ
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