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May 22, 2015 12:00 EST

Rohingya Emergency: They Need Help

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2015

 

The Story

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.

Our goal

Our goal is to raise $20,000, to cover the needs of Rohingya’s daily needs expenses,which includes food, drinks, clothes, drugs and everything else necessary.

Transparency

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.

 

Others

You can read up more about the Rohingya’s and their background and emergencies here:

 

Contact Information:

Jamal Tahir
[email protected]

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