Myanmar Rohingya Action

Myanmar and Rohingya Action

· Amnesty International Petition #1:

· Amnesty International Petition #2:

· Amnesty International Action:

Emails to U. S. Senators and Representatives

Encourage them to support:

· targeted trade and financial sanctions (penalties) against Myanmar leaders.

· that the U.S. government publicly names and shames the killers.

· that the U.S. government puts relentless pressure on Myanmar to let humanitarian aid through.

· that U.S. intelligence collects evidence of war crimes for the International Court.

· that the Voice of America broadcasts lessons for Rohingya schools in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Senator Tina Smith:
Senator Amy Klobuchar:
Representative Keith Ellison:

Donations to Aid Groups

BRAC, a group founded in Bangladesh, was ranked the No. 1 nongovernmental organization in the world by NGO Advisor. Of the 1,300 staff members directly serving the refugee population in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, many are locals who speak a dialect similar to that of the Rohingya in Rakhine State. BRAC has also trained 800 Rohingya refugees as volunteers. The group is now focused on health, education and the protection of women and girls.

IOM, the United Nation’s migration agency, manages camps and shelters in Cox’s Bazar. In addition to providing healthcare and sanitation, the group is scaling up programs to protect girls, women and others vulnerable to trafficking. IOM employs Rohingya refugees on a casual basis, and most of the 500 employees in Cox’s Bazar are Bangladeshi.

Action Against Hunger is responding to the Rohingya crisis with 700 staff members and 1,000 volunteers on the ground in Bangladesh, delivering hot meals and water. Health workers are treating malnourished children, while mental health counselors are providing support to refugees suffering from acute stress and trauma. Having been in Bangladesh since 2007, Action Against Hunger is partnering with many local organizations and international groups in distributing food and water.

Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières) has worked in Bangladesh since 1985. At least 2,000 staff members are treating ailments including severe dehydration, diarrheal diseases, violence-related injuries and cases of sexual violence, according to the group.

The International Rescue Committee is helping the Rohingya remaining in Rakhine, with 400 staff members and volunteers providing medical care and emergency relief. Sanna Johnson, the group’s regional director for Asia, says its operations are complicated by restrictions from Myanmar’s government, which has banned international nongovernmental organizations from some areas of the state.