Relief for Rohingya
The Forgotten People
The United Nations calls them “the world’s most persecuted minority.” They live under a never-ending struggle to survive; humans with no human rights:
The Rohingya of Burma.
For decades, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have lived in the Rakhine State, near Burma’s border with Bangladesh. Facing a mounting humanitarian disaster, they are victims of persecution, violence, human trafficking, and a growing part of the 10 million refugees around the world who are told they do not belong anywhere.
On top of this, Burma is considered one of the countries with the highest risk for natural disasters in Southeast Asia. Just last month, Burma was struck by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, which affected more than 210,000 people.
They are fast-becoming one of the world’s forgotten people. With hundreds of thousands of them in camps or stranded at sea with no access to the fundamental needs to sustain their lives, the ethnic Rohingya are in desperate need of emergency food, shelter, medical aid, and YOUR help.
Relief for Rohingya
Every year, United Muslim Relief Houston hosts a city-wide dodgeball tournament to raise funds for a humanitarian cause. In the past, these tournaments have hosted over 200 people and raised thousands of dollars. This year’s efforts will focus on the Rohingya of western Burma. All proceeds raised will go to United Muslim Relief’s operations in Burma, which provide food, water, clothing, and shelter to alleviate the Rohingya’s suffering.
In the past year, United Muslim Relief has been working to deliver life-saving emergency food aid to Rohingya communities in Rakhine state. Last Ramadan, we expanded our efforts and are distributing aid across Burma and in camps across Asia.
With your help, we can provide the Rohingya with enough aid to improve the current condition of their lives.
We want YOU!
Calling all Houstonians! Sign up to participate in this year’s dodgeball tournament as a spectator or competitor.
Teams of 6 will pay $120 per team ($20 per competitor) to compete. As always, ALL competitors will get FREE shirts! Not into competing? No worries – pay $10 to watch, support your friends, and participate in the greatest event UMR has ever had.
Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/2IkZrK4CuS
Want to volunteer at the event? Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/vEcN8lniOR
All ticket fees and donations will go towards United Muslim Relief’s coordinated operation to deliver necessary food and medicine to the Rohingya people.
Not from Houston? You can still help! Donate through this LaunchGood project and raise awareness by sharing this page on social media.
Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #ReliefForRohingya! Don’t forget to tweet us at @umrhouston and tag your friends to donate!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]
For more information on United Muslim Relief’s mission and efforts, you can visit us at umrelief.org.