The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority living in northern Rakhine state in Western Myanmar. They face religious and ethnic discrimination by Myanmar’s military regime, which refuses to recognize the Rohingya as Myanmar citizens. The Rohingya people are not considered one of 135 legally recognized ethnic minority groups in Myanmar. Myanmar considers them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, but they have lived in Myanmar for centuries, and Bangladesh will not accept them as its citizens.
Many Rohingya’s try to seek asylum in other countries around South East Asia. However, due to the huge crackdown on illegal immigrants in Thailand recently, they are left at boats in the middle of South China Sea and depend on themselves to get to land.
There are currently about 8,000 of them in boats but only 2,000 of them reached shore. 6,000 more are expected to arrive in days or weeks to come. Those that landed on land are put in detention camps around South East Asia, and they need about $8 to live by everyday. That does not include those that needs medical attention.
All the money raised will be donated to the Rohingya’s through monetary, food, drinks, clothes, drugs, and everything else necessary to those that are landed at Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.